Usnea Rubicunda Spell/Potion Ingredient Bottle



A small portion of the lichen usnea rubicunda, or old man’s beard lichen.  It has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which lends itself to being used as a natural preservative for your potions, should you wish to make them ahead of your anticipated need for them.

It can also be used in a spell to test the quality of the natural environment, especially the air; mixed and used properly, it will wither and turn red when exposed to areas affected by negative energies, indicating a need for smudging.