Herb latin name: Selaginella tamariscina

Family: Selaginellaceae (Spike-moss Family)

Medicinal use of Selaginella tamariscina:

The whole plant is astringent and haemostatic. A decoction is used in the treatment of traumatic bleeding, haemoptysis in pulmonary disease, gastro-intestinal bleeding, metrorrhagia, haematuria, persistence of post-partum lochial discharge, rectal prolapse and leucorrhoea.

Description of the plant:


10 cm
(4 inches)

Habitat of the herb:

Shaded rocks all over Japan.

Edible parts of Selaginella tamariscina:

Young shoots - cooked.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed -

Cultivation of Selaginella tamariscina:

Shaded rocks all over Japan.

Known hazards of Selaginella tamariscina:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.