Usnea is a lichen that grows in moist wooded areas on trees in places like the Pacific Northwest where the usnea in your tincture was grown and wild-harvested by a friend of mine who then gifted it to me. Usnea is also sometimes called Old-Mans Beard and is considered by some to be the lungs of the world. Lichens are a symbiosis between fungus and algae and this one in particular is extremely beneficial to the health of the world. Usnea has an affinity for the lungs and urinary tract helping to support them and clear them of infection. Usnea is most specific as an antibiotic (but won't disturb the gut flora) used for strep and staph infections and to help heal respiratory and sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, colds, flues, as well as urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections. Usnea is also beneficial for women with yeast infections, trichonomosas, bacterial vaginosis, and chlamydia. It can be helpful for people with chronic fatigue, HIV, herpes, and other chronic conditions related with depressed immunity. This lichen truly is amazing.
Suggested use: 1-3 dropperfuls 2-3x/day in water as needed to treat infections.