Botanical Source: Usnea Dasypoga Ach
Used Part: Whole Herb
Specifications: 98% Usnic acid HPLC
Appearance: Yellow crystalline powder
CAS No.:7562- 61-0
Molecular Weight: 344.32
Usnic acid is extracted from Usnea, Usnea, also known as old mans beard, is not a plant but a lichena symbiotic relationship between an 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.