Old Man's Beard functions as an antibiotic by blocking oxidative phosphorylation, an essential part of bacterial metabolism. Isolated usnic acid has been considered a potentially valuable therapeutic agent especially during the past 50 years, with research aimed not only toward broad antibiotic properties (against bacteria, fungi, amoebas, and viruses), but also anti-inflammatory action, analgesic action, and potential anticancer effects.
Cedarwood oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This may make it beneficial for skin conditions like acne. It may also be beneficial for other skin conditions. For example, it may reduce the appearance of scars, treat minor wounds, alleviate arthritis pain, and sooth symptoms of eczema.
Wildcrafted from the Foothills of Alberta.
This product is for external use only.
Here's a great article that explains Old Man's Beard: http://www.itmonline.org/arts/usnea.htm
Size: 40 ml
Old Man's Beard Herbal Salve
Usnea barbata (Old Man's Beard) infused in Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil.