CLUB MOSS Overview Information
Club moss is an herb. People use the whole plant to make medicine.
Despite safety concerns, people use club moss for bladder and kidney disorders, and as a diuretic to increase urine.
Don’t confuse club moss with Chinese club moss. Only Chinese club moss contains huperzine A, a chemical which is thought to be helpful in dementia, memory loss, and myasthenia gravis.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information available to know how club moss works.
CLUB MOSS Side Effects & Safety
Club moss is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth because it contains several poisonous chemicals. However, so far, no poisonings have been reported.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Club moss is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for anyone, including pregnant and breast-feeding women. Don’t use it.
Slow heart rate (bradycardia): Club moss might slow down the heart beat. This could be a problem in people who already have a slow heart rate.
Gastrointestinal tract blockage: Club moss might cause “congestion” in the intestines. This might cause problems in people who have a blockage in their intestines.
Ulcers: Club moss might increase secretions in the stomach and intestines. There is concern that this could worsen ulcers.
Lung conditions: Club moss might increase fluid secretions in the lung. There is concern that this could worsen lung conditions such as asthma or emphysema.
Seizures: There is concern that club moss might increase the risk of seizures.
Urinary tract obstruction: Club moss might increase secretions in the urinary tract. There is concern that this could worsen urinary obstruction.
CLUB MOSS Dosing
The appropriate dose of club moss depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for club moss. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.