Requests: If you need specific information on this remedy - e.g. a proving or a case info on toxicology or whatsoever, please post a message in the Request area www.homeovision.org/forum/ so that all users may contribute.
USNEA BARBATA, Fries.
named because of yellow-green color
( usnic- yellow )
whole fresh lichen
Type of: lichen
Part of: genus Usnea, Usnea
Fungi; Ascomycetes - Ascomycetes; Ascomycetidae; Lecanorales; Parmeliaceae
Description of the substance
Description: Filamentous, pendulous, long, crowded, scabrous and tabullous, more or less cylindrical, variously branched, greyish - green or yellowish - green attached at the base by a sheath or by a penetrating holdfast; structure radiate, with a firm chondroid central axis or rarely hollow, the cortical layer thin, of branching swollen hyphae. Apothecia mostly rather large, lateral or terminal peltate, the disc mostly light coloured with a thalline generally ciliate margin; hypothecium colourless with underlying gonidia; paraphyses concreate, branched, septate; spores 8, small ellipsoid, simple. Spermogones lateral, immersed or slightly branched stigmata and acrogenous spermatia.
Part used: Entire lichen.