Lobelia has antidepressant properties. - GreenMedInfo Summary
An antidepressant principle of Lobelia inflata L. (Campanulaceae).
J Pharm Sci. 1992 Jul;81(7):620-1. PMID: 1403691
Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
A crude methanolic extract of the leaves of Lobelia inflata exhibited antidepressant activity in mice. The extract was fractionated, monitored by the activity, to give beta-amyrin palmitate as an active component.