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Usnea Lichen Whole

Usnea Lichen Whole

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Usnea, also known as Old Man’s Beard and Woman's Long Hair, is a type of lichen that grows on trees. Specifically, it’s an example of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae.

Usnea is considered an herb because it has several practical uses, evidenced by its use for more than 1,500 years. The whole specimen, which is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants, is typically used to make tinctures and extracts for cosmetic use. Usnea lichen is also a common ingredient is natural deodorants.

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Usnea barbata

Usnea Lichen Whole

Usnea lichen, whole

Scientific Name: Usnea Barbata
Origin: United States

AKA: Old man's beard, Usnea lichen

Parts Used: Whole herb

Active Compounds: Usnic acid, Mucilage

Background: Usnea has been used for thousands of years by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese. .

Description: Usnea is a lichen, not a plant. It grows in the forests of North America and Europe.

Safety: There is no negative safety information available for this herb. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 


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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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