Usnea hieronymi

The scientific name of this herb is Usnea hieronymi, and belongs to the family Usneaceae.
Usnea or Yerba de la Piedra in Spanish, has their origins in southern Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
The grass of the stone is a tree lichen that grows 5 to 7 cm tall, greyish-green, cylindrical with appendices deciduous twigs.
This herb grows on the rocks of the fields, mountains and hills.
The parties are going to use the whole plant.
With respect to the medicinal properties of Usnea hieronymi, this serves to: Inflammation oropharyngeal, as Antiseptic, Analgesic, Astringent, Anti-inflammatory for skin and mucous membranes.
This herb is made based on phenols, tannins, glycosides, flavonoids, norstítico, salazpínico.

Recipes from this medicinal plant:

Decoction, use one tablespoon of the herb per liter of water, and let it boil for 3 to 5 minutes.

A concoction of 1% is used as a tonic in chlorosis.

In 3% infusion this plant is used as anti dyspeptic.

A concoction of 2% is used for gargling and cleaning wounds, for its astringent properties.

Usnea hieronymi it also applies the powder in ulcerous wounds.

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