Usnea Tincture | Usnea barbata

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Usnea Tincture

£8.95 100ml       

Usnea Tincture (Usnea barbata)

Tincture of Usnea (Usnea barbata) 1:4 25%

Usnea species are classified as fruticose lichens, which are a symbiosis of fungus and algae. Usnea grows on the bark and wood of coniferous (e.g., spruces, firs, and pines) and deciduous hardwood (e.g., oak, hickory, walnut, apple, and other fruit trees) host trees throughout the northern hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Traditional Use:

 It's main use in modern herbal medicine is as an adjunct for treating respiratory tract infections.

Usnea barbata, organic grain alcohol

Daily adult dose: up to 8ml per day, in two separate equal doses.

Prolonged internal use of Usnea may cause hepatotoxicicty and as such it should be avoided in pregnancy and if breast-feeding. Usnea should only be used to treat acute conditions for no more than one week out of four, and should be avoided completely if there is an underlying liver condition.

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