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.