We have safely and responsibly harvest local Usnea from the wilds in our valleys.
Usnea is an immune system tonic that can be used in acute situations, as well as for long-term immune enhancement and general prevention. Be sure to remember this humble but powerful plant when the cold and flu season comes around this year or any other time your immune system needs an extra boost. It has no side effects and is safe for children and animals. It can be used along with or instead of Echinacea.
Usnea is more specific for strep and staph infections than Echinacea, and its antibiotic properties are most specific to the respiratory and urinary systems.
In China, it is used in the treatment of bronchitis and as part of herbal cancer therapy, particularly for cases of thyroid cancers. Use it to help heal respiratory and sinus infections, pneumonia, profuse phlegm, strep throat, colds, flu, as well as, urinary tract, kidney, and bladder infections. It has been used traditionally for treating headaches, ocular irritation, malaria, scrofula, leukorrhea, bleeding, carbuncle and toxic snake bite.
Usnea is also beneficial for women with yeast infections, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, and chlamydia, as well as, other fungal infections like athlete’s foot and infected wounds.
It can be helpful for people with chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, herpes, and other chronic conditions related to depressed immunity.
Usnea contains potent antibacterial properties that will help prevent wounds from getting infected and, thereby, contributes to more rapid healing.
Recommended form: liquid/tincture.
Ingredients: Usnea, Water, 50% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Some have experienced an allergic reaction when applied topically.