#169 Lobelia inflata

Lobelia inflata

16 August

A species of Lobelia native to eastern North America, from southeastern Canada (Nova Scotia to southeast Ontario) south through the eastern United States to Alabama and west to Kansas. Contains 52 different alkaloid compounds, the most studied and medically pertinent being lobeline. It is still used medicinally in the present day;[7] however, there are adverse effects that limit its use.[8] Side effects can include sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, rapid heartbeat, mental confusion, convulsions, hypothermia, coma, and possibly death.

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