Bioethika Oils – Sacred Medicine Sanctuary

Usnea Lichen, CO2 Extract, 5 ml.

$11.55

Source:  Macedonia

Old man’s beard is a lichen that grows on old trees in damp areas.  It is profuse in the Pacific Northwest.  It is regarded as an immune tonic for long-term immune enhancement or acute conditions, particularly those involving the respiratory and urinary systems.

Supercritical extractions are very concentrated so the recommended dilution of Usnea is 0.2-0.6% in a carrier fluid.  The extract dissolves and disperses easily.  Usnea is typically used as an antifungal and/or antimicrobial addition to a preparation made with water, wine, alcohol, or oil for internal or topical use.

Traditionally, usnea is regarded as a strong treatment best administered under the supervision of a qualified health care professional, however, there are some safe uses such as a douche with only a drop or two per use.  It can also be mixed with a carrier and use topically for wound healing.  These are safe, but longer-term use should be overseen by a professional.

Contents:  CO2 extract of Usnea barbata lichen.  Because of the method of extraction, this fluid does not contain solvent residues.

Old Man's Beard Lichen

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 3 × 1 × 1 in
Research

Usnic acid has been found effective against gram positive Staphylococcus and Streptococcus and the fungi Trichophyton and Candida and also against gram negative bacteria. The percentage of usnic acid in a supercritical extraction tends to range from 3.8-4.2%.