- Full Strength - Dilute - Powerpacked with Health Benefits-
Usnea has amazing immunostimulant properties, & appears to kill bacteria by intercepting the metabolic system & cutting off the energy to their cells. Usnea is famous for its strong selective anti-bacterial activity which kills bacteria but never harms human cells, & has also shown anti-tumor activity in various animal species.
Usnea tincture is the strongest for antibiotic use against gram positive bacteria (both resistant & non resistant strains) as well as the parasite Trichomonas, with a high concentration or uric acid. It is known to specifically target infections inside and outside of the body from gram positive bacteria, fungus, protozoa & yeast.
Effective against Strep (Streptococcus), Staph Infections (Even MRSA), Pneumonococcus, Mycobacteria, Urinary Tract Infections, Tuberculosis, Respiratory Tract Infections, Upper Respiratory Infections & Gastrointestinal Tract Infections, this immune strengthening tincture smoothes & relaxes the muscles while fighting bacteria. It is great for athletes foot & other fungal infections, & can be utilized differently by adding water to use in different areas of the body.
In Western Culture, usnea has been found to inhibit at least 16 bra positive bacteria & countless viruses, especially those that produce sores; Herpes Simplex, Polyoma, Junin, Tacaribe, & Epstein-Barr Virus. It also inhibits the overgrowth of Candida Albicans, & has been used as a potent antibiotic, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferant, & all around immune-boosting herb since time immemorial.
Energy: Cooling - Lungs, Spleen, Liver, Colon, Kidneys
Concentration: Full Strength. Not From Concentrate. No water added.
Conscientious Harvest & Health Safety: It is important to note that usnea has a gift of absorbing wide amounts of toxic heavy metals and other toxic compounds. It is extremely sensitive to pollution, and can absorb toxins both out of the air and the body- so beware where you purchase your remedies. We harvest thousands of feet above any civilizations in the pristine wilderness of high-altitude Alaska, and we harvest extremely sustainably in an area free of all pollution, never taking usnea from living trees or branches.
Label: Maui Grown Organics
Botanical Name: Usnea Lapponica
Parts Used: Whole Lichen
Main Components: Mucilage & Uric Acid
Menstruum: food grade grain alcohol
Alcohol per volume: 38.7%
Tincture Ratio 1:4
Ingredients: Whole Usnea grown and sustainably harvested in pristine 5000 ft conditions, food grade grain alcohol
Dilute the tincture before using- it can be irritating if taken without dilution. Do not use internally during pregnancy. If using externally, test sensitivity first. As with all herbal medicines, it is best to start with a low dose and monitor yourself to slowly work up to a therapeutic dose. This not only allows the body to adjust to the energy of the herb to allow it’s full value to be absorbed, but also allows you to feel if it is the correct herb for your body and condition you would like to address.
Uses: (Press control and F at the same time and use a search term if you'd like to search for your ailment rather than read through the list)
- Acute Bacterial Infection: 1 dropperful 2-3 x day
- Cuts and Skin Infections: Dilute 50/50 with clean pure water or apply full strength with a cotton swab after a sensitivity test to individual.
- Cold Sores / Impetigo: apply full strength 3+ times daily with cotton (test sensitivity first), can also be used as 50/50 with water as a wash
- Cold and Flu: 1 dropper mixed with water every 4 hours. Combine with herbs like yarrow, Yerba mansa, goldenseal & osha for extra support
- Herpes Simplex: 1 tsp tincture in warm water 30 min prior to each meal, 3x daily for 10 days
- Fungal Infections and Skin Eruptions: combine 50/50 with water and apply to skin after testing sensitivity in small area
- Strep Throat & Sore Throat: Put a dropperful in water and gargle throughout the day
- Sinus Infection: Put a few drops of tincture into clean pure water and squirt into nasal passage several times a day
- Colitis, urinary tract infections ( UTIs ) like urethritis and cystitis, lung infections and bronchial infections such as bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia or tuberculosis : 1 dropper full in a bit of water every 2 hours
- Oral Anti-inflammatory: Mix 25 drops with 1/2 cup warm water and use as gargle and mouthwash
- Vaginal Infections, Yeast Infections, Bacterial Vaginosis, Cystitis, and Chlamydia- Mix 1/2 ounce tincture with 1 pint pure water and douche upon rising and before bed
- Trichomonas- add dropper full to water and take every 2 hours
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.