Common name: Usnic Acid Sodium salt
CAS NO.: 39012-86-7
Molecular Formula: C18-H16-O7.X-Na
Molecular Weight: 366.23
Specification: 98%, 99%
Test method: HPLC
Packing: 5KG/ package
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
What is Usnic Acid Sodium salt?
Usnic Acid Sodium salt is the salt from of Usnic Acid.
Health Benefits of Usnic Acid Sodium salt
Usnic acid and its salt is known to exhibit antibacterial properties. In the United States, usnic acid (as a powder or ointment) is used to treat primarily skin infections, and has been shown to be effective in treating tuberculosis bacteria, as well as other pathogenic fungi. Pure usnic acid is also used in many types of creams, toothpastes, deodorants and sunscreens as a protectant and a preservative. Externally, it has been used to treat conditions such as ringworm and athlete's foot. It is used both in humans and on animals.
Usnic acid and its salt form, sodium usniate, have been marketed in the US as an ingredient in food supplements for use in weight reduction, although unsupported by solid scientific proof.