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What is lycopodium clavatum used for?

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Lycopodium clavatum is generally used in homeopathy for treatment of various ailments such as earaches, sore throats, digestive disorders, hepatitis, prostatitis and eye conditions. Its pollen is water resistant and flammable, making it an ingredient used in developing fireworks.

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Also known as wolf's-foot club moss, stag's-horn club moss, foxtail club moss, running club moss and running ground-pine, lycopodium clavatum's pollen is used to make a homeopathic remedy that acts on soft tissues, blood vessels, bones, joints, the liver and the heart. Other commercial uses of the lycopodium powder are as coating for pills and in fine dusting of surgical gloves to lubricate the latex.

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