Club Moss, also commonly known as Stags Horn, Witch Meal, Wolfs Claw, and Vegetable Sulfur, is grown all over the world although it originated in China and Eastern Europe. Club Moss is known scientifically as Lycopodium clavatum. Club Moss has a diuretic effect.
Club Moss is harvested for the spores as well as the fresh plant. Club Moss contains alkaloids of the lycopodine- and lycodan-types, chief alkaloids lycopodine and dihydrolycopodine; Triterpenes such as alpha-onocerin, lycoclavatol, lycoclavanol, and serratendiol. Club Moss also contains steriods including beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol; and flavonoids such a schrysoeriol and luteolin.
At the time, there are no reported adverse reactions.