Botanical Name: Usnea species.
Part Used: Lichen.
About Usnea Tincture: Usnea lichen grows on old wood, fallen down branches, and on live trees. Older patches grow thick, blowing in the salty breeze like light green and gray curtains. Usnea has a deep affinity for the mucous membranes of the body, especially the lungs, sinuses, throat, and urinary tract. The mucous membranes that run along the digestive system and in the vagina are also greatly supported by this lichen. Usnea encourages healthy immune function and helps to balance occasional heat and irritation in the body.
Taste / Energetics: cooling, drying, aromatic, slightly sweet, slightly powdery, protective, regenerative.
Actions: immune supportive, expectorant, mucous membrane tonic.
When to reach for it: For supporting the mucous membranes of the lungs, throat, urinary tract, or vagina, especially when accompanied by heat. To reinforce deep and clear, healthy breathing. When seeking extra support for the microbiome or tissues of the gastrointestinal tract. To offer resilience to the immune and respiratory systems after mild, occasional exposure to challenging environmental conditions such as fire or fumes.
Ingredients: Usnea (Usnea species) lichen**, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^, Spring Water.
Servings: 60 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops (.5ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: None.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Avena Botanicals makes herbal products using fresh, organic & biodynamic herbs. We believe that these vital plants and a sacred connection to place promote wellness of the body, mind, and spirit and encourage humans to be mindful and loving stewards of the Earth. Our herbs are hand-harvested in the spirit of joy and immediately processed in our on-site production facility in Rockport, Maine. All of our herbal products are hand-crafted and will always be made in this artisanal way. After over three decades in business, we remain committed to offering the highest quality, traditionally-crafted herbal products possible.
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