Lobelia is also known as 'Indian Tobacco' as many native North American tribes traditionally used it as a smoking herb, and alternative to tobacco (yet it is non-addictive). Lobelia contains Lobeline which is believed to have a chemical make up similar to nicotine. Studies have found lobeline to stimulate the release of dopamine.
Due to the toxicity of the active constituent Lobeline when taken internally, THIS HERB IS NOT SOLD FOR INTERNAL USE IN AUSTRALIA (only as a smoking herb or for topical use). In high doses, lobelia can induce vomiting (yet it is still used internally in other countries, as a low dose botanical).
Contents: Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)
Preparation: May be smoked.
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging, or wild harvested where possible.
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
Caution: Smoking is harmful
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