Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

Chapter 100 Lobelia inflata (Indian Tobacco)

Lobelia inflata (family: Campanulaceae)

Common names: Indian tobacco, pukeweed, asthma weed, gagroot, vomitwort

image Chemical Composition

Lobelia contains about 0.48% pyridine (piperidine) alkaloids composed mainly of lobeline (Figure 100-1), with lesser amounts of lobelanine, lobelanidine, and other alkaloids.1 Other constituents include resin, gum, lipids, and chelidonic acid.2

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