Product Name:Usnic acid
Part of used:Usnea acrial part
Active ingredient:Usnic acid
Appearance:Yellow crystalline powder
Usnea has been used in Chinese medicine for more than three thousand years. Considered a bitter, cool medicine, usnea is antibiotic, antifungal, antispasmodic, antipyretic, and analgesic. Early Chinese herbalists administered usnea orally as an expectorant and topically to treat infections and ulcers. Today, it is used as a tincture or infusion to treat tuberculosis and bronchitis, and applied locally to help heal infected wounds. The German E commission monographs approve usnea for treating inflammations of the mucous membranes in the mouth and larynx, and American herbalists utilize it for the treatment of lung infections, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, Candida albicans, and strep throat.
Usnic acid is a type of chemical extracted from usnea, a type of lichen also known as old man's beard, because of its resemblance to human facial hair. When extracted from the plant, it is yellow and crystalline in appearance. Mixed with water, however, it loses its yellow tint and appears colorless.
Usnic acid is known to exhibit antibacterial properties. In the United States, usnic acid (as a powder or ointment) is used to treat primarily skin infections, and has been shown to be effective in treating tuberculosis bacteria, as well as other pathogenic fungi. Pure usnic acid is also used in many types of creams, toothpastes, deodorants and sunscreens as a protectant and a preservative. Externally, it has been used to treat conditions such as ringworm and athlete's foot. It is used both in humans and on animals.
1.usnic acid powder can be used as a kind of spectrum antibiotic ;
2.usnic acid powder has inhibition function to the trichomonas vaginalis ;
3.usnic acid powder used to enhance human immunity ;
4.usnic acid powder has a certain curative effect to cure cervical inflammation, perineal rupture, dysentery and skin disease.
1. Preparations containing Usnic acid from Usnea Extract have a significant therapeutic effect on cancer patients.Clinical anti-malaria have a certain effect. On the trauma, burns and skin diseases, cervix inflammation, nipple cracking, prevention of perineal rupture, etc. have a certain effect.
2. For hemostasis, antibacterial, anti inflammatory, wound healing, dental caries, but also in addition to dental plaque, enhance human immunity,oral ulcers and vaginitis have a better effect. Usually used as an additive in toothpaste and cosmetics.
3. Usnic acid from Usnea Extract causes oral bacteria, dental caries, the main bacterial streptococcal selective inhibition. Usnic acid from Usnea Extract on a variety of skin diseases such as burns, infections, psoriasis, etc. are effective.