Lichen stone has no root, stem, leaves or flowers (being a inferior plant), but presents itself as a curly, miniature “bush”, of few centimeters in height, green-gray, slightly salty and bitter taste. Has a extrordinary resistance to extremely harsh climatic conditions in which is growing, explained by the active principles it secretes. It is distinguished by its extraordinary action in therapy on the respiratory system for which is a true elixir, being very effective in the treatment of broncho-pneumonia, asthma, pharyngitis and esophagitis etc. It has recently highlighted the antitumor properties of usnic acid in the stone lichen composition, which is especially effective in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the abdominal area.


INTERNAL: accelerates and normalizes gastrointestinal peristalsis, antibiotic (acts specifically on Mzcobacterium tuberculosis), anticatharral, antifebril, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-tumor, anti-vomiting -very good, aperitif, calming, cholagogue, emollient, expectorant, fluidization of the bronchial secretion, secretion stimulus, pancreatic, stomachic, tonic, vagotonic.

EXTERNAL: good emollient (due to mucilage) and easy healing for skin, antibiotic.


 INTRERNAL: – laryngitis, asthma and pneumonia (adjuvant), bronchitis, dry and irritating cough, convulsive cough, pneumonia – powder for long-term treatment. For fast action in acute phases is recommended the honey sweetened combined decoction – convalescence, anorexia, difficult digestion – powder; 1-2 teaspoons before meal- susceptibility to respiratory diseases, flu, tonsillitis and chronic pharyngitis, sore lymph – combine in equal proportions the stone lichen powder with the burdock root and echinacea herb. Take 4.6 teaspoons per day from this mixture. In children the dose is reduced to 2-3.- pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency,  diabetes – mix in equal proportions stone lichen powder with blueberry leaves powder and administer on an empty stomach: 1 teaspoon 4 times per day.- carsick, flightsick, motion sickness in general, vomiting, headaches that occur after anesthesia, administration of substances with narcotic effects etc. – At every 20-30 minutes take 6-12 teaspoons of cold soak.-  pregnancy – is given as powder: 1 teaspoon 3-4 times per day.- tumors of the digestive tract, diarrhea, dysentery – drink 2-3 liters of combined decoction daily on the empty stomach.- poisoning by heavy metals (particularly lead) – is a cure for 1 month minimum when consume 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups of stone lichen decoction before noon of decoction.


INTERNAL: As an adjuvant, along with specific plants of the treated disease, stone lichen has very good effects on the following diseases: scurvy, chronic hepatitis, scrofula, chlorosis, measles, gout.

EXTERNAL: – cough, sore throat – gargle with combined decoction – wounds – cataplasm.


 The powder – finely ground the plant with electric coffee grinder, then is sieved through a flour sift. Take, usually, a teaspoon 4 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water. The powder can not be preserved longer than 10 days because it alters its properties.

Cold macerate – prepare from 2-3 teaspoons of powder to 200 ml of water. Soaking time at room temperature is one day for the extraction to be done well. After soaking, is filtered and dranked 1-3 glasses of this remedy, usually before meals.

Stone lichen decoction – a macerate is made by the above method, after the remaining plant from the filter is boiled for 10 minutes in another cup of water, and then allowed to cool and filtered. Finally combine the macerate with the decoction, gaining about half a liter of preparation with exceptional effects on breathing.

Cataplasm – finely ground the plant with electric coffee grinder, then mix in a bowl with warm water until a paste is formed, which is put in a gauze and applied on the affected area.


 Hypertensive people will take this remedy with caution because it has a slightly lift blood pressure effect. The same caution applies if strong bouts of fever.



Stone lichen is especially recommended in cases of cancer where the lymph nodes are swollen and inflamed, its effectiveness increasing when combined in equal proportions with burdock and echinacea.

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