Botanical Name of OAKMOSS HERBS : Evernia prunastri.

Other Common Names : Ekmossa (Swedish), mousse de chêne (French), Eichenmoss (German).

Habitat : OAKMOSS HERBS is widespread throughout Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America.

Description: Evernia prunastri or OAKMOSS HERBS is a lichen of the Parmeliaceae family.

It grows on trunks and branches of shrubs and deciduous trees like OAKMOSS HERBS, fruit trees, and blackthorn but also sometimes on pine trees. It is green to light whitish-green when dry, and dark green to yellow-green when wet. OAKMOSS HERBSresembles tree moss (Pseudevernia furfuracea) and old man’s beard (Usnea spp.) and it’s very sensitive to air pollution.

Health Benefits and Uses OAKMOSS HERBS

OAKMOSS HERBS contains the substances lichen, chloroatranol, and atranol to name only a few. The essential oil has antiseptic, emollient and expectorant properties.

There are still some references to its use in aromatherapy to treat a headache or sinusitis. The fragrant substances of this lichen are widely used in the perfume industry and it is also an excellent fixative (a stabilizing or preservative agent) for other fragrances.

When OAKMOSS HERBS is collected for use in aromatic products it is often intermingled with tree moss (Pseudevernia furfuracea), either deliberately or as a “contaminant”. Tree moss is more aromatic than OAKMOSS HERBS but inferior as a perfume fixative.

In ancient times, it was imported from Greece and Cyprus to Egypt and used in wrappings of embalmed mummies. Traces of the herb have been found in graves dated back to ca. 1900 B.C.

The lichen has been used as a perfume agent at least since the 1300’s.


In the 1500’s it was common throughout Europe as a fragrance material in sachets (small cloth scented bag filled with herbs and aromatic ingredients) and also in powdered form to powder wigs. From the mid-1700’s the lichen was used in the form of tincture in (alcohol-based) perfumes.

It has been used as a leavening agent in dough making and also as a seasoning in bread (sourdough bread). Additionally, it has been used instead of hops (Humulus lupulus) in beer.  Extracts of the lichen are used to some extent for seasoning in the food industry.


Quick Details


Min.Order Quantity : 1 Kilogram

Supply Ability: 2000 Kilogram/Kilograms per Week

Port: Casablanca /Tanger MED / Agadir

Payment Terms: L/C,T/T,Western Union,MoneyGram,PAYPAL


Packaging & Delivery


Packaging Details : bulk, carton, sachets, jar, bottle, etc

Delivery Time: 15 days after confirmation of all detaills and deposit


Place of Origin: Morocco
Processing type: Leaves Herbs
Form : Herb
Use: Body, Face and hair
Supply Type: OBM (Original Brand Manufacturing)
Brand Name: BioProGreen or private labeling
Price: Ex-work
Cultivation type: Organic
Main Ingredient: OAKMOSS
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