Species: Palhinhaea cernua
English name: Nodding clubmoss
Chinese name: 鋪地蜈蚣、垂穗石松、燈籠石松、筯骨草、燈籠草、過山龍
Roots are clustered, with erect, reclining or creeping stems. Its branching is dichotomous with linear-subulate, spirally arranged leaves.
It usually grows on hill slopes or under thickets.
The whole plant is used all year round, and it helps clear the heat, expel damp, relaxing muscle and tendons and relieving hemorrhage promoting the regeneration of tissue. It’s indicated for rheumalgia, traumatic sprain, acute hepatitis, conjunctival congestion, hematemesis, hemafecia, dysentery, enteritis, burn, scald, herpes zoster and rubella.
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- Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author