According to Paul Bergner, Author of Medical Herbalism. “The usnic acid in usnea is able adjoin gram absolute bacilli such as streptococcus and staphylococcus, authoritative usnea a admired accession to herbal formulas for abscessed throats and derma infections. It is aswell able adjoin a bacillus that frequently causes pneumonia Table 19.x shows some altitude that usnea has been acclimated for in European research.”
There is acumen to accept that Usnea, in top concentrations, could acquire some toxicity.The National Toxicology Program is currently evaluating the issue.
Usnea breed accept been acclimated to actualize orange, yellow, green, blue, and amethyst dyes for textiles.
Usnea barbata has been acclimated in corrective assembly for its antimicrobial and antifungal backdrop as a bactericide and deodorant.
Usnea barbata if dry is acutely combustible and is generally acclimated as a firestarter.
Usnea Diffracta Extract