One of the primary and most effective remedial uses of Lobelia Inflata (as the flower of the lobelia plant is known) is to decrease cravings for nicotine. The homeopathic remedy lobelia, a palliative (soothing and pain killing medication), is used internally each time an individual develops a longing for nicotine. To a great extent, using lobelia, a safe and useful homeopathic remedy, helps to overcome nicotine addiction. Smokers who ingest this medication find that their craving for nicotine has reduced substantially. Hence, the homeopathic remedy lobelia is often prescribed by homeopathic medicine practitioners to help people quit their smoking habit. Lobelia is recommended for treating persistent sprains . The tincture form of this medication can also be applied externally on the skin with the intention of soothing the muscles . Many people who endure back pain as a result of tension have reported that application of lobelia tincture on the affected areas helps to provide temporary respite. Use under medical supervision.