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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Usnea (Old Mans Beard)
MEDICINAL USE
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)
Usnea barbata
Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Demulcent, Expectorant, Immunostimulatory, Vulnerary
COMBINES WITH
WARNINGS
PREPARATION
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.