I've taken it quite a few times for asthma, it makes me sick sick sick though. Very nauseuos, horrible horrible leg crams and exhausted. This is strange cause it makes most people starving. It does usually work for me though if I'm having a bad time that I can't seem to get out of myself. My grandpa took it for some symptoms of chemo, my cousin took it for a severely swollen broken elbow, and my DH took it for a really bad bout of tonsilitis, so it's definitely used for a lot more than just lung things.