Common Clubmoss Herb

Source Common Clubmoss Herb is the dried whole plant of Lycopodium japonicum Thunbs. (Fam. Lycopodiaceae)

Producing Areas Northeast China, North China, Central China and Southwest China

Properties Slightly Bitter, Spicy, Warm

Channels Liver


  • Treats Bi syndrome of wind-dampness with unsmooth movement of joints
  • Relieves rheumatic conditions and muscular contracture
  • Treats arthralgia with limited mobility of the joints
  • Treats traumatic injuries with blood stasis and painful swelling

Usage and Dosage
3–12 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Use with caution in pregnant women.

Keep in a dry place.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one has a long stem and is yellowish green in colour.