LICHEN (USNEA) - MEDICINAL PLANTS

Bearded lichen (Usnea)



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In the naturopathy the beard lichen has been known for a long time. More than 4, 000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used them to treat various diseases. They have also been used successfully in Europe for about 1000 years. It is one of the most effective natural antibiotics. Occurrence & cultivation of the bearded lichen The bearded lichen ( Usnea barbata ) belongs to the family of lichens ( Parmeliaceae ) and is also called tree moss and old man's beard