The most noted use of club moss throughout history and today is for treating skin related issues. You can use it internally as a tea or tincture or externally, as a poultice placed on the problematic area. It is beneficial for all kinds of skin problems, wounds, acne, eczema, irritation etc.
It is used internally in the treatment of urinary and kidney disorders, rheumatic arthritis, catarrhal cystitis, gastritis, diarrhea, etc. It helps your body flush out the toxins, the kidneys work better which in term helps out with rheumatic problems.
The plant can be used as a stomachic, meaning that it helps the digestive process and relieves the problems like bloating, pain, indigestion, acid reflux, and constipation.
Recent researches have shown that the herb shows antifungal action on Staphylococcus aureus. It also showed the antiradical effect on DPPH. Hence, it can be suggested that the drug has all the above-mentioned properties.
A herb is known as “Club Moss” is one of the most studied plant species in the recent years. The scientific name of Club Moss is Lycopodium annotinum belonging to family Lycopodiaceae.
These plants are inhabitant to tropical mountains but also commonly found in the northern forests. Club mosses are evergreen herbs with needlelike or scalelike leaves.
They contain cone-like clusters of small leaves known as strobiles, and each of them has a kidney-shaped spore capsule at its base. This herb produces asexual spores to continue its generations.
Common Names: Licopodio, Lycopode, Lycopode en Massue, Lycopodium, Lycopodium clavatum, Shen Jin Cao, Stags Horn, Vegetable Sulfur, Witch Meal, Wolfs Claw.
The dry, finely powdered spores of club moss are used to promote healing by drying excess moisture that can cause skin irritation and itching in eczema, much like cornstarch or colloidal oatmeal. Club moss was used as an whole herb in traditional Chinese medicine, and in homeopathic amounts in the West. Also has anticancer , antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral properties.
Dosage: 20-30 drops, 3 times a day.
Precaution: Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
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