It is like moss and it is evergreen. Its crawling stalk can be 1-2 metres long , which clings intothe ground with thin roots. From the stalk soft branches, which are 7-10 cms wide, diverge to all directions and it is very similar to the briar or heather. The plant lives for 4 years and in every summer it brings yellow garlangs. When you touch it the spores explodes into a small cloud. We use this pollen to cure lesser irritations of the skin. The Lycopodium clavatum contains radium and it lives only in acid environment 600 metres above sea level. Usually in pine woods. It is an endangered plant! So try to get this herb from pharmacies or herbariums.
For those who are suffering from arthritis or rheumatism the plant is very useful, but it also efficient against diarrhea and haemorrhoids, buti t sometimes causes gut cramps. You must not boil the plant. If we want to make a tea, then scald it only. This tea cures inflammation of the urethra and the bladder, but it eases pain in the testicle and in the kidneys. It is indespensable to cure inflammation of the liver or against vicious tumours. If there is a cramp in our leg then put the plant on a piece of cloth and bandage it on the affected part of the body, but a bath can be as useful as the bondage. The pollen cures bed-sore in a very short period of time if you disperse the powder on the open wound.
Making a tea:
Put a teaspoon of the plant into ¼ litre water, scald it and leave it for a while. Drink a cup daily int he morning taken to empty stomach. If we have serious liver disorders, then drink two cups a day.
Pillow made of this plant:
Put 100, 200, 300 grams of the plant into a pillow, which we put ont he affected part of the body for a night. This pillow preserves its effectiveness for a year.