Latin Name: Huperzia serrata
The use of Chinese club moss in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back to the Tang imperial dynasty (approximately 600-900 A.D.). Royal physicians treated colds, rheumatism, muscle tension and blood circulation disorders with Chinese club moss.
Modern research into the pharmacology and chemistry of Chinese club moss began in the 1980s, which quickly led to the discovery of Huperzine A, a naturally occurring alkaloid effective in treating some neurological conditions.
Chinese club moss extract contains Huperzine A, a sesquiterpene alkaloid containing nitrogen and inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (ACh).
Huperzine A that may provide neuroprotective and memory enhancement benefits to people suffering dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments.
Chinese traditional medicine practitioners continue to use Chinese club moss to treat inflammation, fever, memory and concentration difficulties and fatigue throughout southeast Asia and China.