Organic Usena Lichen Extract / Usnea barbata / Gluten Free / Non-GMO / For Urinary Tract Support & Immunity Support

$9.66



***** Usnea Extract
(Usnea barbata)
By Virgo Organics
Artistry & Nature Combined


Organic
Gluten free
Vegan
Non GMO
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Parts Used: Whole Lichen
Herb: Alcohol Ratio- 1:2
Origin: USA

🌿 A good strong herbal tincture is some of the best medicine available. The strong taste is largely due to the amount of herb that has been drawn into the liquid, and alcohol draws out more herbal properties than anything else. While you can make tinctures out of glycerin, they will not be as strong and will not have the same extended shelf life as an alcohol tinctured herb. A less powerful tincture means that you will have to take more to equal the same dose as one made from alcohol.
🌿 Fun fact: The amount of alcohol in the average dose of a tincture is equal to the amount of alcohol in a ripe banana.

If you would like us to make an extract using kosher vegetable glycerin instead, please leave a note in regards to this at checkout.
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A lichen is an organism that has characteristics of a Fungus and and Algae. There are several species of Usnea growing from various species of trees especially in the moist, cool, forests of the Pacific Northwest. It resembles Spanish Moss and hangs from tree limbs looking like a beard; hence one of the common names, Old Man’s Beard. Usnea has been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years and also has a long tradition of use in Western Botanical medicine.

TRADITIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF USNEA

* Urinary Tract Support
* Immune Support

WHAT IS USNEA USED FOR?

Usnea is considered a potent antimicrobial and antifungal. Its compounds are particularly effective against gram positive bacteria, such as Streptococci and Staphylococci. Usnea is used to promote excretion within the kidneys and the urinary tract, which supports a healthy immune response in the respiratory tract and mucous membranes, healthy functions of the urinary system, and maintains a healthy microbial balance within the Urinary System.

This amazing lichen is also high in vitamin C.

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Active Constituents of Usnea

Barbatinic acid, Beta-Sitosterol, Atranorin, barbatic acid, binan, depsides, depsidones, diffractaic acid, dihydrousnic acid, evernic acid, glutinol, isodihydrousnic acid, isolichenin, isomethoxide; isoanhydromethyldihydrousnic acid, longissiminone A, longissiminone B, methylusnic acid, O,O-diacetylusnic acid, (+)-protolichesterinic acid, raffinose, usnic acid (both (+)-usnic acid and (-)-usnic acid), vulpinic acid
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PACKAGING:

1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
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>>> What is the best way to take liquid herbal extracts?

Mix the liquid extract into water or juice for consumption. Mix the prescribed number of extract drops into 1-2 ounces of water. You can also add the drops to warm tea (not piping hot) or juice. Certain herbs may be damaged by high heat, so avoid adding the extract to "hot" water or coffee. Taking them straight from the dropper may cause a burning sensation in the mouth. If you choose to take the extract straight, please have water handy to drink immediately after.
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~~~~~WHY CHOOSE VIRGO ORGANICS~~~~~
Virgo Organics uses ONLY certified organic herbs & oils, so not only will you be receiving the finest quality ingredients possible, you'll be making an investment towards a healthier YOU.


~~~~~OUR GUARANTEE~~~~~
Quick Turnaround Time
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Many Vegan Products
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Sulfate-Free
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Paraben-Free
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Fair Trade
Made In a Clean Environment
Sterilized Equipment and Bottling
Extra Care and Attention To Detail
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General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

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I don't accept exchanges

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Care Instructions

Virgo Organics products contain organic ingredients and should be stored in a cool, dry environment & away from direct sunlight until ready to use. We also advise that you use your product by the expiration date located on your product's packaging ad/or as directed on the product listing.

Can I get a custom or personalized order?

Absolutely! We can definitely help out with custom/personalized orders. Virgo Organics is stocked full of WONDERFUL products that would be fitting for weddings, birthdays, business events, anniversaries or any other special occasion. Since we make all labels and products in house, we can work together to ensure you receive the perfect gift for your special day & REALLY make it a memorable one as well. Contact me to work out the details. 🌻

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes, some of our products are available for wholesale. Please contact me to further discuss the matter. Thank you!

Do you infuse our own herbal oils & extracts?

Yes! 🌿 All of our herbal infusions are done in-house. ALL ORGANIC, GLUTEN FREE AND NON-GMO. That's why our products are like no others. The time and care that goes into EACH and every product is extremely important to us! We hope you enjoy! :)

Shipping Costs & Time Frame?

COST: We understand that shipping charges can be somewhat of a hassle but we do our best to be as fair as possible with the going rates that we are provided with.

TURNAROUND TIME: It generally takes us 4-6 days for processing. If for any reason we predict a longer wait, we will contact you right away.

***May 2020 update:
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, orders are taking longer to process. Thank you for your patience! ❤️

How to keep my soap bar lasting longer?

• The more thoroughly a soap bar can dry out between uses, the longer it will last. Make sure to use a soap saver or soap dish so that your soap can dry out between uses. Don't allow your soap to sit in a puddle of water or let the shower pour down on it. For soap saver trays and pouches, please visit our shop.

• Softer water usually makes your soap last longer because the soap lathers more quickly so you don't have to rub it as much.

• A person who uses a washcloth, sea sponge, or a different lathering aid will use less soap than one who rubs the soap directly over the skin.

Do you use nut oils?

Yes we do. PLEASE contact me if you have ANY questions or need a certain product made without certain ingredients & I will do my best to accommodate you.

Here is a list of oils & butters used by Virgo Organics that may fall under the peanut or tree nut allergy list:

- Kukui Nut Oil
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Hazelnut Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Aragon Oil
- Mango Butter
- Kukum Butter

I see that all your products are gluten free, but are your products Celiac approved?

Absolutely! I myself have Celiac Disease and fully understand the importance of a gluten free lifestyle. So whether you just have a sensitivity to gluten or you have Celiac Disease, you'll be safe buying Virgo Organics.

Why do you list your skin care products as being gluten free? Isn't that just a food allergy?

No, it's much more than just a food allergy. People who have a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, should avoid gluten in ALL products, this includes your skin care, make up, hair care and personal care products.
If you or anyone you know has Celiac Disease or a Gluten allergy, please refrain from using ANY product that contains gluten.

Do you offer a discount for purchasing bulk soap bars?

Yes we do! We realize that it is economically wise to purchase bars in bulk. For that reason, we offer 15% off for 10 - 50 bars, for larger quantities please contact us. Please use code BULKSOAP15 at checkout. Be advised that only one promo code can be used at a time.

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I’m having great results with this Usnea! And it came with the most lovely little samples in delightful packaging. It was such a treat!




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