Lobelia is recommended for rigid cervix, cervical lip, or cervical rim during the late stages of active labor. Large doses produce a relaxing effect; smaller doses can stimulate. The effects are short-lived, lasting no more than 30 minutes and sometimes less than 15.
Dosage suggestions are 60-150 drops in a 1/4 glass of water. (It is suggested to start low and increase the number of drops with the next dose if sufficient relaxation is not achieved.) This may be repeated two times, at 30 minute intervals or until the cervix softens. Insufficient doses can result in nervous energy and talkativeness. Too much can cause nausea or vomiting (although vomiting can also be a natural part of the labor process, not necessarily due to the Lobelia).
Ingredients: Organic Lobelia Leaf extracted in organic grape alcohol. All Herb Lore tinctures are gluten-free.
NOTE: This herb is NOT for use by pregnant women until labor starts, and not for use for breastfeeding women. For a list of herbs to avoid during pregnancy and lactation, click here.