Usnea spp.

Usnea - Usnea spp. (in the Lichenes or Lichen family)

Part used: Whole lichen.

Taste/smell: Astringent, bitter.

Tendencies: Drying, cooling.

Dosage: 1:5 dry strength liquid extract: 20-60 drops1-4 times per day.

Mental picture and specific indications: Usnea is indicated for infectious conditions with fever.

Use: (a) Antibacterial, (b) Antifungal, (c) Antispasmodic, (d) Antipyretic, (e) Analgesic.

Used in respiratory, urinary and fungal infections.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

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