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Usnea Usnea barbata
---Synonyms--- Usnea, Old manís beard
--Parts Used--- the herb
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.