Jin Bu Huan – Lycopodium – Herba Lycopodii Serrati

Jin Bu Huan

English Name: lycopodium, toothed clubmoss

Literal Translation: “will not exchange for gold”

Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Lycopodii Serrati

Medica Category: Blood-Invigorating and Stasis-Removing Herbs

Properties: Jin Bu Huan enters the Lung. Liver, and Large Intestine channels; it is acrid and sweet in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Jin Bu Huan?:

The Chinese Herb Jin Bu Huan comes from a type of fern native to East Asia commonly known as toothed clubmoss (Lycopodium serratum).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Jin Bu Huan:

Jin Bu Huan activates blood circulation and disperses blood stagnation to address various clinical presentations such as pain and swelling from sports/traumatic injuries, irregular menstruation, and joint and tendon pain.

Jin Bu Huan goes to the Lung and Large Intestine channels where it reduces pain and swelling and can be uses to address abscesses and hemorrhoids.

–safety note:

Use with caution during pregnancy

Use with caution in persons with pre-existing hepatic conditions as some research has indicated a possible connection with use of this herb and the creation of Liver disorders. For this reason long-term should be avoided as well.