Scientific Name
Group : Pteridophyte
Family : Lycopodiaceae
Genus : Lycopodium
Species : clavatum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Club moss
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Leishang
Other Details
Habit : Spreading herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Spores dried and ground into powder.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : The plant contains about 0.1 – 0.2% alkaloids, polyphenols, flavonoids and triterpenes. It also contains a fatty oil.
Ailment Treated : Plant is diuretic, sedative, anti-spamodic and chronic urinary complaints. The plant is used for dyspepsia, constipation with flatulence, hepatic congestion and pustular skin eruptions. Powder made from spores is used in epilepsy and pulmonary disorders.
Source : Wild /cultivated as ornamental plant.