Published April 27, 1989.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Usnea species, usnea.
Usnea consists of the dried thallus of Usnea species, primarily of U. barbata (L.) Wiggers emend. Mot., U. florida (L.) Fries, U. hirta (L.) Hoffmann and U. plicata (L.) Fries [Fam. Usneaceae], as well as preparations of Usnea in effective dosage.
The herb contains lichenic acid.
Mild inflammations of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
Lozenges with preparations equivalent to 100 mg herb, 3 - 6 times daily, 1 lozenge. Mode of Administration Preparations of herb for lozenges and equivalent solid forms of medication.