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Usnic Acid

  • usnic acid

  • body

  • usnic acid

  • 98%

  • Solvent extraction

  • Pale yellow silk acicular crystal


Function of usnea extract

Usnic acid is a secondary metabolite of lichen with a unique dibenzofuran skeleton. It also has excellent anti-cancer and antibacterial properties. It is also a broad-spectrum antibiotic with a strong inhibitory effect against most Gram-positive bacteria. 

1. Antibacterial effect, can effectively inhibit the growth of Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Acne bacillus, Corynebacterium, and can inhibit the growth of Fusciporidium furfuris, directly kill Staphylococcus aureus cells.

2. Antiviral effect, with the potential to inhibit the proliferation of mouse polyoma virus activity.

3. It has the activity of killing the preflagellum of Leishmania Duni (Leishmania kalazar).

4. It can slow down the proliferation of tumor cells and has obvious anti-tumor effect.

5. Anti-inflammatory activity.

6. Promote the healing of skin wounds. 

Application of usnic acid

1. It can be applied in clinical practice.

2. Application in environmental monitoring.

3. In other applications, sorrowic acid acts as an analgesic and antipyretic, and has been found to have similar effects as an antiviral, antibiotic, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory.

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