Ever since lobelia was introduced to healing by the herbalist Samuel Thompson, medical doctors have tried to attack lobelia on its supposed toxicity. Good herbalists know these attacks to be false.  The lethal dose of lobelia with rats was one alkaloid extracted from a whole bale of lobelia and injected into one single rat. According to Richard, “The medical boys had to go far into left field to cook up that one.”  I'm so sick and tired of people pussyfooting around, being afraid of lobelia. Of course, in our country, it's against the law to use it for internal consumption. [1996] Shulze Biser Heal Your Life videos (transcripts)

Richard took one pod, one single seed pod, of a fresh lobelia plant, and in twenty minutes, he was dripping sweat, peeing, pooping and puking at the same time. He gave one pod of this to students and it made their heads spin.  Yet, at other times, he took 3 bottles of commercial lobelia tincture and one student drank all three and didn't throw up. Nothing happened. These people are selling you junk that, at best, is okay, but it is never great — and it is never the quality you should be giving to your spouse or to your children if they were dying.  I asked Richard Schulze to rate the herb tinctures on the market today and he said on a scale of zero to one hundred, most are between a 0 and a 20. [1996] Shulze Biser Heal Your Life videos (transcripts)