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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Usnea is primarily antibiotic, especially against gram positive organisms such as: Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other fast-growing species. Polysaccharides are immuno-stimulatory and can be used for local and systemic in
Usnea (Old Mans Beard)
Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Demulcent, Expectorant, Immunostimulatory, Vulnerary
Up to 10 g/day powdered herb. Tincture: (1:6, 90%), 2-5 ml TID. Infusion: 2-3tsp/cup, TID. External application as tincture or compress. Lozenge: 100mg herb, 3-6x/day. Note: Dose short term up to 3 weeks.