Usnea lichen contains potent natural antibiotics which are broad spectrum and effective against pneumonia, tuberculosis, staph and strep bacteria. Usnea is an immune system tonic that can be used in acute situations, as well as for long term immune enhancement and general prevention. It has no side effects or contraindications, and is safe for children and animals. Its antibiotic properties are most specific to the respiratory and urinary systems. Use it to help heal respiratory and sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat, colds, flus, as well as urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections. Usnea is also beneficial for women with yeast infections, trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, and chlamydia. It can be helpful for people with chronic fatigue, HIV, cold sores/herpes, and other chronic conditions related with depressed immunity.
The whole plant has been used vaginally as an anti-fungal, and antibacterial. It has been used in diapers to prevent rash.
It is used as part of herbal cancer therapy, particularly for cases of thyroid cancers in China.
It has been used traditionally for treating headaches, ocular irritation, malaria, scrofula, leukorrhea, bleeding, carbuncle and toxic snake bite.
Avoid during Pregnancy and breast feeding.
It may cause Gastrointestinal Disorders.
It is recommended that you use it cautiously while applying the herb to the skin directly. Direct application of the herb on the skin may result in allergic contact dermatitis.
Usnea contains some chemicals that might harm the liver. If you have liver disease, don’t take Usnea by mouth.
At Great Spirit Farm, we believe that the plants at our feet serve a purpose, and many of them are medicinal, often possessing the same qualities as other more well-known medicinal herbs, yet specific to the local area, in balance with nature. We focus on finding and using local plants that grow naturally in our region, often wild-crafting, and always sustainably harvesting, with love in our heart and care for the plants that nurture us. We carefully select plants that are in healthy environments, free from chemicals and exhaust.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis or treatment options.