logo

A – Z of Herbal Remedies

Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.

Usnea, Oak Moss Remedy

UsneaUsnea barbata
Other names: Oak Moss, Old Man’s Beard, Beard Moss, Usnea barbata.  
Traditional Usages: Acute bacterial infections: Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sinus infections, Pleurisy.  Urinary tract infections, Digestive infections, Athlete’s foot, Ringworm, Skin Infections, Abscesses, Lung infections, Vaginal infections and Fungal infections.
Resources: Worldwide
Herb Actions: Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Antiseptic, Antitumor, Anti-inflammatory
Health warning: Avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding
 
Usnea contains lichen acids, particularly usnic acid which is effective against gram positive bacteria.  Examples of these fast-growing bacteria are: Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Pneumococcus. 
 
Usnea can be used internally as an anti-fungal and as a douche for yeast infections. Powdered or whole, dried or fresh, usnea can also be eaten or used in a tea. Infusions and decoctions can be used to treat inflammations of the mouth and pharynx.
 


Usnea, Oak Moss - Herbal remedy for Chlamydia: Usnea is a cross between an algae and a moss that has broad-spectrum antiseptic powers. It kills bacteria against HIV, chlamydia, chronic fatigue syndrome and diseases associated with compromised immune function. Mix 5 drops of usnea tincture in 250 millilitres of water and drink twice daily.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

Comments





Health Issues

A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.

VIEW MORE

UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.

VIEW MORE

Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. Despite this alarming data, nearly 81% of Americans have detectable levels of BPS in their urine.

VIEW MORE