|Other:||Old Man's Beard, Bear Lichen|
• vaginal infections (suppository)
- bacterial vaginosis
• dandruff (seborrhoic eczema)
• wounds and infections (topical application)
• Benzofurans (e.g. usnic acid)
• Tincture: 60-70 gtt tid or qid; best to lower dose and increase frequency
• Decoction: 30 g in ½ L water
• Vaginal douche: 2 cups, 1-2 hours every day for 1 week; also given orally
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
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