Lobilia is one of the most powerful of all safe herbs, Dr. Christopher gives it the highest respect of all the herbs he wrote about.
Epilepsy in my experience is caused by drugs such as are found in mountain dew, dialantin, etc. and of course damage to the head. I see no reason why Lobelia would not be an aid, but lobelia always works best when used in a herbal formula. With this symptom we ned to find the root cause and then a solution may be found. I suggest it is a drug induced disease and not a natural thing.
That is interesting what you said about the drugs used in Mountain Dew. From frequenting the Iodine forum I've learned that Bromide has been increasingly added to the food supply over the past many decades. It's added to flours as well as all sorts of processed, packaged foods, and in many cases is literally sprayed onto produce to help give it a "showroom finish". One of the doctors who's researched Iodine deficiency discovered along the way that Bromides, when taken in regular and excessive amounts, will eventually collect in the CNS - central nervous system, where it can then be the source of all kinds of problems, including mental disorders, seizures, depression, and all manner of deranged behavior. BVO - brominated vegetable oil, is the form used in soda pops as well as Gatorade, especially those that feature an artificial "citrus flavor"..... "is it IN you?"
Due to the laws governing "food information labels", it's becoming difficult to really know when a given product DOES contain Bromide. Mt Dew seems to be one of the few pop producers that still includes this info on their label. Most flours are brominated, and most of these DO NOT indicte so on their label. The only way to know is sort of like reverse psychology - if the label does not mention anything to do with Bromide, this usually means the product contains bromide. If the label indictes "does not contain bromide", then you know, and there are relatively very few brands who make commercially available non-brominated flours.
As to Lobelia, reading right from Christopher's SoNH guide, among it's therapeutic actions are relaxant (expecially in larger doses), anti-spasmodic and expectorant. "As a powerful anti-spasmodic, lobelia causes immediate relaxation and expansion of any contracted parts of the respiratory system, such as bronchial tubes, esophagus, glottis and larynx".
My cousin started to have epileptic seizures as a toddler. He lived in the country side and did not consume soda or processed foods early in life, so in his case this was not the cause. He was vaccinated and so were his other 5 siblings, none of whom is epileptic. There is absolutely no history of epilepsy in my family so he is an exception. What caused his condition? It is a mystery to doctors. The interesting thing is that once he started to smoke marihuana during his teen years the seizures stopped for good, so he continues to smoke regularly as of today.
Since marihuana is a depressant of the nervous system, my guess is that the epileptic seizures were a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. The cause? I think it started in the womb during fetal development and was triggered by vaccines. For him the only herb that got rid of those horrible seizures was marihuana.