Evernia prunastri, also known as oakmoss, is a species of lichen. It can be found in many mountainous temperate forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere, including parts of France, Portugal, Spain, North America, and much of Central Europe. Oakmoss grows primarily on the trunk and branches of oak trees, but is also commonly found on the bark of other deciduous trees and conifers such as fir and pine.
Oakmoss is commercially harvested in countries of South-Central Europe and usually exported to the Grasse region of France where its fragrant compounds are extracted as oakmoss absolutes and extracts. These raw materials are often used as perfume fixatives and form the base notes of many fragrances. The lichen has a distinct and complex odour or aroma which can be described as woody, sharp and slightly sweet, tenaciously earthy, mossy. It is very popular in men’s perfumery.
Oakmoss is also known to have antiseptic, expectorant, wound-healing, and anti-inflammatory qualities. You may also be interested to know that Oakmoss has not only healing, but also magical properties! If you believe in magic, you may find it interesting that Oakmoss can be used to bring luck, money, protection and strength to your life.
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