BOTANICAL NAME ;Lycopodium Clavatum ( Club Moss )
LOCAL NAME :wolf’s claw
GENERAL INFORMATION : Lycopodium clavatum is an evergreen plant from which the pollen is used for many treatments in homeopathy. Referred to by many names, including wolf’s-foot, clubmoss and stag’s-horn, it has a pale yellow pollen from which lycopodium, a substance used to treat various health conditions, is derived. In medicine, this plant uses range from treating upset stomachs, food poisoning, kidney problems, and muscle cramps to serious conditions such as hepatitis and pneumonia. It can also be used to treat irritability and other emotional problems, as well as alcoholism and eating disorders.It is widely used in homeopathic therapy.
MEDICINAL BENEFITS : Lycopodium can be used to treat digestive problems like constipation, bloating, nausea, heartburn, and bleeding hemorrhoids. It can also be used to treat an enlarged prostrate and blood in the urine. Skin irritations like psoriasis and nettle rash can also be treated with Lycopodium.
A study appearing in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in 2007 showed that Lycopodium inhibited the formation of lung tumor nodules in mice. Researchers believe that some homeopathic remedies, including Lycopodium, either activate or deactivate certain genes at the molecular level.