club moss

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The spores of Lycopodium clavatum (family Lycopodiaceae) and other species of L.; a yellow, tasteless, and odorless powder; was used as a dusting powder and in pharmacy to prevent the agglutination of pills in a box.
[G. lykos, wolf, + pous, foot]
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A homeopathic remedy formulated from Lycopodium clavatum used to treat GI complaints (e.g., bloating, constipation, nausea and vomiting), as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, flu-related fatigue, hair loss, haemorrhoids, kidney stones, nervous headaches, prostatitis, psoriasis, and increased libido accompanied by decreased performance.
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club moss

any mosslike pteridophyte plant of the order Lycopodiales, having erect or creeping stems covered with small overlapping leaves. The group existed as far back as the Palaeozoic era. Lycopodium and Selaginella are present-day forms.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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In spite of the widespread use of club mosses in early folk medicine, the immunomodulatory activities of their secondary metabolites have not been much studied, with the exception of huperzine A.
It was his fifth for United since his pounds 400,000 move from Norwegian club Moss - and they've all come away from home.
Olofsson is unhappy at being pushed wide by the arrival of Billy Dodds and Alex Mathie, and his former club Moss are keen for him to return to Norway.
Hup A is an alkaloid compound originally derived from the club moss Huperzia serrata, which has been used for centuries in China to treat fever.
McLean is also hoping to receive permission from Swedish club Moss to field their striker Kjell Olafsson.
For hundreds of years, Chinese folk doctors have known an intriguing but mysterious fact: Drinking tea brewed with a type of club moss (Huperzia serrata) can perk up people's memories.
Former club Moss will move quickly for their former star if Sturrock lets him go.
One promising compound -- huperzine A -- comes from a club moss species indigenous to China and known for centuries to Chinese herbalists, says chemist and neuroscientist Alan P.
This week Dundee United are trying to stop Kjell Olofsson from going part-time and joining his former club Moss FK.
Olofsson, who came from Norwegian club Moss, played in United's important wins over Hearts and Motherwell - scoring at Fir Park.
And boss Tommy McLean hopes Swedish striker Olafsson's Norwegian club Moss will also allow him to be included.
Some species prefer short grasslands, at somewhat lower altitude, including club mosses, the hairy stonecrop (Sedum villosum), Mountain Avens (Dryas octopetala), and the Alpine Moonwort (Botrychium nivalis), which only grows two inches high.

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