• Used primarily to aid digestion – because of it’s bitterness, it increases the production of digestive juices. This also can improve a weak appetite and help digest food without pain.
• Helps the body fight off bacterial infections.
• Works to protect the respiratory system as a lubricant. This allows it to work as a cushion to ease pain from coughs and colds.
Early Chinese herbalists administered usnea orally as an expectorant and topically to treat infections and ulcers. Today, it is used as a tincture or infusion to treat tuberculosis and bronchitis, and applied locally to help heal infected wounds.
Orrs’ Trading Company does not intend to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure through the sale of this herb. Use at your own risk.