Useful and therapeutic properties of Lycopodium clavatum ( Lycopodium )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial evergreen herbaceous plant with very long (up to 1 m or more) creeping along the ground to take root and stem and densely branched erect leafy branches.Leaflets are small, numerous, rigid, linear, on top of passing in a long white hair turned up, obliquely upward to

Management Board, which are located on the stem thick spirals in 10-12 longitudinal rows.Sporiferous spikes on the legs, located on the tops of the branches and stem mostly 2 and composed of imbricate arranged, broadly serrated sporolistikov, on the inner side of which are located reniform sporangia filled with spores.Sporonosit in July and August.

grows in conifers, mainly pine forests, forest edges, and so on. D. Frequently forms continuous thickets.

With the purpose of treatment using grass, and spores of this plant.Collect them carefully cutting with scissors sprigs and substituting some pot (preferably a paper bag), as disputes with the slightest shake or swing twigs easily dissipate.Therefore collect twigs better in the mo

rning when dew in calm and humid weather.Drying on paper they must be indoors.After the debate separate from the plant and then dry out, they need to sift through the thick (silk) sieve.The debate is very loose, even can easily sift through a fine hole or slit, so it is best to store them in bottles with good stoppers.sprigs of leaves should not be confused with the disputes, it is not recommended to rub the twigs in their hands, and they should be separated by sieving.Disputes are flammable in air, so while working should be very careful with fire..

In medicine Lycopodium clavatum spores and other species used as a very good baby powder;they are also useful as a powder for wounds and diaper rash.Inside

use broth dispute and herbs for all diseases of the kidneys and bladder as anti-inflammatory, analgesic and diuretic part.

Through the first two properties of this broth is useful and liver disease, and respiratory tract.In these cases, it is prepared from only one argument and herb Lycopodium.

In the absence of a dispute, you can prepare a decoction of the twigs.In scientific medicine it is known as Lycopodium .


dispute Broth: 2 tablespoons.spoon spores on raw 2 cups water, boil for 15 minutes;drink 1 tbsp.spoon (together with the spores) every hour.

Decoction: 30-40 g per 1 liter of water, boil and use 2 tablespoons.spoon every hour.

spores contain up to 50% of fatty oil, phytosterol, glycerin, sugar, protein.In the grass are found alkaloids Claudia-ting, nicotine, klavatoksin, Lycopodium et al., Have kurarepodobnymi paralyzing effect.

In scientific medicine Lycopodium spores are used as anti-inflammatory and podsushivayuschee means as powder for children and adults, in the pharmaceutical industry - for dusting pills.Lycopodium is a part of a complex of the drug against the various forms of sciatica, lumbago, plexites, neuromyositis - akofita (radikulina).

Water extract of grass, and spores in folk medicine used for diseases of the liver and kidney, urinary incontinence, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract.

Externally a decoction is used to wash the spores and lotions for different skin diseases - psoriasis, itchy rashes, abrasions, ulcers, as well as cramps.

In Western Europe, preparations Lycopodium is recommended for atony bladder, bladder stones, dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, liver disease, rheumatic and nerve pains.