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Usnea (Organic) - 1 oz.

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  • Product Description

    COMMON NAME
    Standardized: usnea
    Other: usnea lichen, old man's beard

    BOTANICAL NAME
    Usnea spp.
    Plant Family: Usneaceae

    OVERVIEW
    The oddly named usnea isn't a plant at all, but actually it is a lichen, which is a combination of algae and fungi functioning as a single organism. Usnea grows on old trees in cool, damp forests, most commonly found in the Pacific Northwest which provides most of the nation's supply. Usnea is abundant throughout most parts of the Northwest. The various species of usnea are hard to distinguish, but have equivalent uses. As such Mountain Rose Herbs cannot guarantee that each batch of Usnea we offer will be of an exact single species, but rather it will consist of numerous species of the Usnea family.

    PARTS USED
    The dried thallus or lichen strands of collected plants.

    TYPICAL PREPARATIONS
    Usually used to make cough and cold lozenges. Can be consumed as a tea and in extract form. externally as a compress or poultice.

    PRECAUTIONS
    Specific: No known precautions.
    General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
    This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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