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Three lichens used in popular medicine in Eastern Andalucia (Spain)

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The history of lichen use for medicinal purposes is reviewed briefly and the contempory uses of three lichens in eastern Andalucia is reported.

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González-Tejero, M.R., Martínez-Lirola, M.J., Casares-Porcel, M. et al. Three lichens used in popular medicine in Eastern Andalucia (Spain). Econ Bot 49, 96–98 (1995).

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