Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Usnea [Prima Fleur No. 516] is a CO2 from Germany with a very interesting wood and veggie odor that is used in blending and products. It has been used medicinally for at least 1000 years. Usnic acid (C18H16O7), a potent antibiotic and antifungal agent, is found in most species. This, combined with the hairlike structure of the lichen, is why Usnea was historically used to treat surface wounds when sterile gauze and modern antibiotics were unavailable.

High in vitamin C, Usnea is edible. In modern American herbal medicine, it is primarily used for lung and upper respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections.

CO2 is a Carbon Dioxide extraction, either "select" or "total." It is a natural, environmentally sound form of extraction that yields the highest therapeutic quality. Click here for more information on this extraction process.

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