Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Lobelia Syphilitica may help, unprocessed Lobelia Syphilitica may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Lobelia Syphilitica in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Gives a perfect picture of sneezing influenza, involving the posterior nares, palate, and fauces. Very depressed. Pain in forehead over eyes; pain and gas in bowels, followed by copious watery stools with tenesmus and soreness of anus. Pain in knees. Prickling in soles. GREAT OPPRESSION IN LOWER PART OF CHEST, as if air could not reach there. PAIN IN CHEST UNDER SHORT RIBS OF LEFT SIDE. Dry, hacking cough. Breathing difficult. Dull, aching pain over root of nose. Eustachian catarrh. Pain in posterior part of spleen.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
Pain, headache; affected by certain foods and drinks (improved, brought on or aggravated); after dinner
in forehead; while reading
Pain; region of heart
from tickling in larynx
▲ BACK AND NECK
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
Stomach; pain; from jolting, as from the road
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Numbness (see tingling); hand; palm of hand
aching; upper limbs
aching; lower limbs; knee
sore, bruised; toes; first toe (large toe); joints
stitching, sudden, sharp; thumb
stitching, sudden, sharp; foot; sole
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)