Medicinal plants

Lycopodium clavatum

Today we are going to talk about a type of plant that has numerous health benefits and is used as a medicinal plant. It is about the Lycopodium clavatum. It is known by the common names clubmoss and is also known as land of pines. It is a plant widely used in the treatment of various diseases that are related to the decrease in the body’s defenses.

For this reason, in this article we are going to explain all the characteristics and properties that Lycopodium clavatum has.

Main features

It is a plant that looks similar to moss. The natural habitat of this plant is found in the beech and fir forests at an altitude of more or less about 600 meters above sea level. Since this plant grows at an altitude of approximately 1-2 meters, it has small, thin and fine roots. If it develops well, it can reach a slightly larger size. It is like a giant moss and is easily recognized.

Its leaves are linear of a smaller size and it has whitish hairs on the upper part. Its harvest takes place in July and August and needs sunny weather. For the harvest to be carried out in good weather and optimal conditions you need a sunny place after the dew has lifted and there are not too many water vapor particles in the environment.

The Lycopodium clavatum belongs to the family of Licopodiáceas and are also found in mountains and forests of the northern hemisphere. Another of the common names by which it is known is that of cat dust or poor man’s mattress. Since its medicinal properties are quite complex and it is necessary to understand about general medicine, we recommend the use of this plant to treat cases of excessive sweating, itching and some skin ailments. This is the use that can be given without any type of medical prescription. Beyond these uses, the ideal is to comment to a specialist.

Development of Lycopodium clavatum

The Clubmoss grows by crawling along the ground and is densely covered by small leaves that end in a capillary tip. These leaves are branched abundantly so that it gets to build some dense carpet. Some erect branches can reach heights of up to 15 centimeters and form forked spikelets at their ends. These spikelets contain inside the spores that are what help to float on the water without getting wet and through which they spread.

It must be taken into account that, to make a good medicinal use of this plant, we must know that it has different alkaloids that are very toxic. Therefore, its use is discouraged only for what we have mentioned above. The part of the plant where the spores are found is totally harmless. This is because they have a minimal amount of alkaloids that are very toxic. These spores are marketed in powder form, as is talcum powder and is used at the skin level.

Some of the main uses of Lycopodium clavatum is to treat hyperhidrosis in the hands, feet, and armpits. Hyperhidrosis is nothing more than excess sweating on the skin. In this way, perspiration is allowed and not so much sweat accumulates. It can also be treated for itching and skin irritations. It is ideal for treating intertrigos. Intertrigos are rashes that affect the folds of the skin because one part of the skin rubs against the other and often generates a lot of moisture. For these types of skin problems, Lycopodium clavatum is a good option.

Lycopodium clavatum medicinal properties

If there is no type of medical prescription, we can use this plant for the uses that we have mentioned above. If we want to use it as a medicinal plant for some treatments of more complex diseases, we need a specialist. It is a type of plant that is found in various highly effective homeopathic remedies. However, depending on the symptoms that are observed, the doses that are taken are different. This makes the presence of a specialist necessary.

A homeopathic remedy can be established that is obtained in herbal medicine and serves to treat people with health problems in the fields of gastroenterology, urology, dermatology and some alterations both in behavior and metabolism disorders. It can be used in the form of granules, doses and other formulations.

We are going to analyze which are the main medicinal uses of Lycopodium clavatum:

Lycopodium clavatum in digestive disorders

It is indicated for use in dyspeptic digestive disorders manifested through heartburn, flatulence and biliary dyskinesia. In this case, patients cannot bear tight belts or wearing narrow garments. This causes digestive headaches and migraines. It is mainly prepared for the case of duodenal ulcers, anorexia in children and acetonemic vomiting. As for some lipid disorders, it can also be treated with Lycopodium clavatum, as well as an increase in triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Behavioral disturbances

This plant can be used in cases of people who suffer from high irritability or depression and who alternate. Both children and adults have good results. The most irritable person becomes tolerant to almost all contradictions and shows a bad mood constantly. Depression, on the other hand, manifests the individual and affects his fearfulness, anxiety and emotionality.

Metabolism disorders

It is also indicated to treat some metabolic disorders and is quite effective. One of the main symptoms of metabolism disorder is yellowish skin. In this case, it is necessary to administer a medicine composed of Lycopodium clavatum. Frequently, it is possible that the cholesterol level increases again and there are frequent spikes in blood glucose and azotemia. However, drugs in this component usually have very good results.

I hope that with this information you can learn more about Lycopodium clavatum and all its characteristics.

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