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Indian Tobacco - Lobelia Inflata

Indian Tobacco - Lobelia Inflata

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Though used as a native medicinal remedy, this pale purple wildflower can also be enjoyed visually. This flower is a native annual that readily reseeds for the following growing season.

Our ancestors used this plant as an emetic and expectorant, as well as a treatment for respiratory ailments. As its common name suggests, Native Americans once smoked this plant as a medicinal remedy. Though folk medicine once spread the belief that this plant could be helpful in countering the effects of nicotine and breaking tobacco addictions, the FDA published research showing that it is ineffectual in this respect. The species name "inflata" refers to the inflated seed pods of this plant.

25 or more seeds per pack