Usnea tincture

Limited supply of locally and ethically harvested Usnea from Western North Carolina mountains. Small batch has been tinctured and shared with local herbalists who helped harvested this medicinal lichen! At the beginning of the COVID crisis, many local plant medicine enthusiasts turned to Usnea for it’s benefits with helping with respiratory issues. Here is an awesome description of Usnea from Gaia Herbs:

“In Traditional Chinese Herbals, Usnea Lichen is known for its ‘cooling and drying’ energetic properties and its ability to ‘clear heat, move damp, and resolve toxicity’. In modern terms we know that Usnea contains a chemical called Usnic Acid, which is often included as an ingredient in creams, powders, toothpastes, mouthwash, deodorants, hair shampoos and sunscreen products. Usnic Acid is used as an active principle or as a preservative in these applications. In herbal practice Usnea Lichen is traditionally prepared as a alcohol tincture or extract. It is used to promote excretion within the kidneys and the urinary tract, which supports a healthy immune response in the respiratory tract and mucous membranes, healthy functions of the urinary system, and maintains a healthy microbial balance within the Urinary System.”


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