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