Butt it Out™ Ingredients

The Lobelia Inflata Flower

The Lobelia Inflata Flower

The Butt it Out™ capsules contain 130 mg. of lobelia inflata leaf in a base of certified organic brown rice flour.

The Butt it Out™ Plus oral spray contains lobelia inflata leaf in a botanical extract combined with extra ingredients added to combat nicotine addiction:

St. John's Wort (anxiety, stress, depression, coughs, colds), Liquorice Root (supports respiratory system,nausea, insomnia), Echinacea Purpurea (immune enhancer, natural antibiotic), Kelp (rich in nutrients containing 30 minerals), Dandelion Root (purifies blood, tones liver, diuretic, weight loss aid) Burdock Root (powerful blood purifier, aids digestion) and Bilberry (high nutritive value, anti-oxidant, improves vision).

Excerpt from Health Canada's Database

Botanical Name: Lobelia inflata.

Other Common Names for Lobelia Inflata: Lobelia, Indian tobacco, asthma weed.

Habitat:Lobelia is found in drier areas of America and Canada.

Plant Description: This herb is named after Mattias de Lobel, a botanist who lived in the 17th century. This herb is 30-60cm high and with sparsely leaved stems; Lobelia is an annual or sometimes biennial plant. The delicate flowers stem from a central stalk and are pale blue to violet in colour with a yellow tinge within, making this herb a popular flowering garden plant. The partial explanation why this herb is being compared to tobacco could be that when chewed, this herb tastes similar to tobacco.

Plant Parts Used: Flowering parts, leaf and seeds

Benefits, Therapeutic Uses and Claims of Lobelia Inflata

  • Lobelia inflata was used in the 19th century as a medicinal herb to induce vomiting as a means to remove harmful toxins from the body.

    The Herb Lobelia inflata
    The Herb Lobelia inflata (Lobelia inflata)
    Kohler's Medicinal Plants - 1887

Lobeline is a piperidine alkaloid found in lobelia and gives rise to the therapeutic claims surrounding this herb. It is though to stimulate the the respiratory center of the brain resulting in deeper and stronger breathing At a non toxic dose, lobelia is thought to be of value as an herbal remedy for treating bronchitis and whooping cough. Lobelia inflata is a bronchodilator and antispasmodic which explains its popularity as a medicinal herb for asthma, spasmodic croup and pneumonia.

Lobelia is often considered a herb that is useful for tobacco withdrawal and as an herbal remedy to quit smoking. Historically, lobelia has been used as an alternative to tobacco. Lobeline is also believed to have a similar chemical action to nicotine and this to could give reasoning behind its use in tobacco withdrawal.

Excerpt from Health Canada's Database

Natural Product Number: 02231490
Current Status: Active
Brand Name(s): Butt It Out
Name of Licensee: Paradise Promotions Ltd
Dosage Form: Capsule
Recommended Route of Administration: Oral
Recommended Dose: Adults 1 capsule 3 daily

Recommended Use or Purpose:
Traditional herbal medicine to help you quit smoking.

Cautions and Warnings
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Medicinal Ingredients - Quantity per Dosage Unit
Lobelia inflata - 130.0 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Cornflower