Usnea or old mans beard, is a medicinal lichen that drips off the trees much like Spanish moss. Lichens are part algea and part fungi, growing all over the world. Usnea is wonderful as a tea or in tincture form.
Usnea benefits include:
antiviral, antibacterial properties
fights off colds and flu
breaks up phlegm, fights sore throats
helps weight loss