Health Benefits of Usnic acid

- Sep 15, 2019-

Usnic acid is extracted from Usnea, Usnea, also known as old man beard, is not a plant but a lichen symbiotic relationship between algae and a fungus. The entire lichen is used medicinally. Usnea looks like long, fuzzy strings hanging from trees in the forests  In natural remedies, especially in the veterinary medicine, Usnic Acid is used in powders and ointments for the treatment of infections of the skin. Usnic acid as a pure substance has been formulated in creams, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorants, and sunscreen products, in some cases as an active principle, in others as a preservative.


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Lichen extract has been used in healthcare products and pharmaceutic field due to the following functions:

1. It is a kind of spectrum antibiotic, inhibit most gram-positive bacteria
2.Antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-protozoan, anti-inflammatory and anticancer actions.
3.Lower blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, heat-clearing and detoxifying function.

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