by H. C. Allen
Indian Tobacco. (Lobeliaceae.)
Best adapted to persons of light hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, inclined to be fleshy.
Gastric derangements, extreme nausea and vomiting; morning sickness; spasmodic asthma; pertussis, with dyspnoea threatening suffocation.
Lobelia Inflata Headache: gastric, with nausea, vomiting and great prostration; following intoxication; < afternoon until midnight; sudden pallor with profuse sweat ( Tabacum ); < by tobacco or tobacco smoke.
Lobelia Inflata Vomiting: face bathed with cold sweat; of pregnancy, profuse salivation ([Acid Lacticum] – at night, Mercurius ); chronic with good appetite, with nausea, profuse sweat and marked prostration.
Faintness, weakness and an indescribable feeling at epigastrium, from excessive use of tea or tobacco.
Urine: of a deep orange red color; copious red sediment.
Dyspnoea: from constriction of middle of chest; < with every labor pain, seems to neutralize the pains; < by exposure to cold or slightest exertion, going up or down stairs ( Ipecac. ). Sensation of congestion, pressure or weight in chest as if blood from extremities was filling it, > by rapid walking.
Sensation as if heart would stand still; deep seated pain at base (at apex, Lilium ).
Sacrum: extreme sensitiveness; cannot bear the slightest touch, even of a soft pillow; sits leaning forward to avoid contact with clothes.
Lobelia Inflata Relations. – Compare: Antim tart., Arsenicum, Ipecac., Tabacum, Verbascum
Aggravation. – Slightest motion; touch, cold.
Amelioration. – Chest pain by walking rapidly.
For the bad effects of drunkenness in people with light hair, blue or grey eyes, florid complexion, corpulent, Lobelia bears the same relation that Nux vomica does to persons of the opposite temperament.