Lichen Usnea has been used in Chinese medicine for more than three thousand years. Early Chinese herbalists administered lichen 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.
Usnea has a very interesting fact, it is only growing in an excellent environment area with a clean air no pollution, thus usnea is a symbol of good environment for a place. It mainly grown in Xinjiang, Inner mongolia, Gansu.
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. Usnic acid is known to exhibit antibacterial properties. In USA, usnic acid (as a powder or ointment) is used to treat primarily skin infections, and has been proved to be effective in treating tuberculosis bacteria, and other pathogenic fungi. Pure usnic acid can be used in many types of creams, toothpastes, deodorants and sunscreens as a protectant and a preservative.
- CAS Number: 7562- 61-0
- Synonym: 2, 6- diacetyl- 1, 2, 3, 9b- tetrahydro- 7, 9- dihydroxy- 8, 9b- dimethyldibenzofuran- 1, 3-dione
- Molecular Formula: C18H16O7
- Molecular Weight: 344.32
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|Lichen Usnea Extract|
– Usnic Acid
|Botanic Source: Usnea diffracta Vain.|
Part of Used: Dried Usnea Herb
Appearance: Yellow Fine Powder
Purity by HPLC: Minimum 98%
Solubility: Clear colorless solution at 0.1Mg/Ml in cool water
Cosmetic Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade
|Applications: Lichen Usnea Extract Usnic Acid is mainly applied in Cosmetics, such as tooth paste, and for Pharmaceutical use.|
|Storage and Package: Keep in cool and dry place of 25℃ temperature, out of direct light and heat; in 25kg/drum, plastic bag inside, or 1kg/aluminum foil bag;|
Shelf life: 24 months within proper storage.
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