Usnea Florida Tincture


Usnea lichen is a foundational plant-medicine to have in your medicine cabinet. It’s a highly effective natural antibiotic. Its notable properties include:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Wound healing

Usnea lichen contains potent natural antibiotics which are broad spectrum and effective against:

  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Staph
  • Strep  bacteria
  • Candida

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:

  • colds
  • cold sores
  • sore throats
  • respiratory infections
  • urinary tract infections
  • fungal infections
  • bronchitis
  • pneumonia
  • strep throat
  • flus
  • kidney and bladder infections
  • yeast infections
  • trichomonas
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • chlamydia
  • chronic fatigue
  • HIV
  • herpes
  • other chronic conditions related with depressed immunity

Research has discovered that the Usnea lichen kills harmful bacteria found in the digestive tract and that it is extremely beneficial to humans because it does not kill all kinds of bacteria and may leave the bacteria that are useful to the digestive tract unharmed.

Regularly taking Usnea Tincture helps in clearing a wide range of viruses from the bronchial area and the lungs.

Usnea is a fantastic choice for wounds. Using Usnea lichen in wounds can help treat or prevent infection. It also has wound-healing abilities that can accelerate the healing process. To use Usnea on a wound you might try it as a powdered herb or, if the wound is not infected, as a salve. Do not apply tinctures to open wounds. In addition to tincture form, we offer whole Usnea Florida lichen, wild harvested from our pristine forest in Brooksville. Cool fact: Usnea will not grow where there is air pollution.

Due to its bitter taste, Usnea encourages digestion and was historically used by herbalists to treat indigestion.

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.

It should not be used for more than three weeks at a time.
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.

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Product Description

The Usnea we use is usually collected from forest right on our Retreat Center. Sometimes, we collect gorgeous specimens that call to us when we hike on our travels, and make special batches from these harvests. Your Usnea could be from these special batches, and the label will specify where the Usnea was collected. For example, we went to the Smoky Mountains on a Spiritual Retreat and prepared a batch called “Smoky Mountain Usnea.” Your label may differ from the photo here. If you only want Usnea collected from Brooksville Florida, Usnea Florida, please let us know and you’ll receive a bottle just like the picture.

At Great Spirit Farm Healing & Retreat Center, 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 our local area, helping us live healthfully, and in balance with mother 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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Our tinctures are made in small batches, with organic vodka, and pure spring water, with loving energy intended into them. Each tincture is a 2 ounce bottle, with no added artificial ingredients or colors. Shake well before using. Store in a cool, dry place. Tinctures are good for at least 3 years and the preparation date is on the bottle.  No refrigeration necessary.

Tinctures can be taken by placing 1-3 droppers full under tongue, in juice, tea or water in the morning and evening, as needed. Depending on the intended use, some herbs, like prescriptions, need time to build up in the system, so please give your tincture a couple weeks for full results.

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We combine shipping! Ships with care from Brooksville, FL. Free local pickup also available. Contact us to arrange a time & place to meet.

We cannot accept returns or exchanges on tinctures. Please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

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.