Origin : Found throughout Europe.
Background : This lichen has been used in Europe for thousands of years to treat conditions such as chronic respiratory catarrh, bronchitis, and coughs.
Preparation : The whole, dried lichen is macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Sticta is most effective for lively people who tend to be loquacious, and who may feel as if they are floating on air. They may experience sleeplessness or confusion. Sticta is most appropriate for respiratory problems associated with hay fever or other allergic reactions, influenza, or bronchitis. There may be repeated sneezing, which tends to become worse at night, then dries suddenly. Sticta may also be used for pneumonia, and for chronic catarrh that is difficult to expel and causes stuffiness, a dull, heavy feeling in the head, and a dry, tickly throat.
Symptoms Better : For open air; for expelling catarrh or mucus.
Symptoms Worse : At night; for changes in temperature; for lying down; for movement.