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Usnea  Usnea barbata



---Synonyms--- Usnea, Old manís beard

--Parts Used--- the herb

Active Compounds:

Usnic acid gives usnea its bitter taste and also acts as an antibiotic. Usnea also contains mucilage, which can be helpful in easing irritating coughs.



--Medicinal Actions and Uses---

Common Cold/Sore Throat