'It [Lobelia] is also the greatest herb for problems with the lungs. IT IS A STRONG BRONCHIAL DILATOR. It will get you breathing easily again. It also will help you to expectorate material out of the lungs. I have seen it work with a hundred different disorders, when in doubt, try it! -Dr. Schultz
Before the American Indian culture was shattered, the Indians used an unprocessed tobacco in pipes ceremoniously and for healing. Yes, healing lung disorders.
Indian tobacco is known as Lobelia inflate or lobelia, which some herbalists, unafraid of being politically incorrect for using an herb once banned by the FDA, use medicinally today. Not necessarily to smoke, but dispensed as tinctures or tablets.'