Usnic Acid is an organic chemical extracted from usnea, a type of lichen. It is also known as “old man’s beard” because of its resemblance to human facial hair. When Usnic Acid is extracted from the plant it is yellow and crystalline in appearance... When mixed with water it loses its yellow tint and appears colorless.
Usnic Acid is used as a preservative and as the active ingredient in Medicinal Products. In the United States Usnic Acid is used as a powder ointment to treat primary skin infections and has been shown to be effective in treating tuberculosis bacteria as well as other pathogenic fungi.
Name: Usnic Acid
Appearance: Yellow Crystalline Substance
Molecular Formula: C18H16O7
Molecular Weight: 344.32
Assay: 98% (HPLC)
Solubility: Clear Colorless Solution at 0.1 Mg/MI in cool water
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