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What other names is Chinese Club Moss known by?

Huperzia serrata, Huperazon, Licopodio Chino, Lycopode Chinois, Lycopodio Chinois, Lycopodium serrata, Qian Ceng Ta, Toothed Clubmoss.

What is Chinese Club Moss?

Chinese club moss is an herb. People use it to make medicine.

Chinese club moss is used for Alzheimer's disease and general memory disorders. It is also used for fever, pain and swelling (inflammation), blood loss, and irregular menstrual periods. Some people use it to rid the body of extra fluid by increasing urine production.

Be careful not to confuse club moss and Chinese club moss. Only Chinese club moss contains a chemical called huperzine A, which might be helpful in treating memory problems.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Alzheimer's disease.
  • Memory disorders.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Chinese club moss for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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