Other Names: Kippriotu, Gobektozu, Yeryoğsunu, Lycopodium clavatum, Lycopode
Botanical Information: It is the most common form of matchwort. It is about one meter tall. The evergreen plant reaches one to two meters on the ground in forests and stands out with its elegant and thin roots. It produces soft-looking branches that are seven to ten centimeters long. When it is four years old, it produces yellowish, corn-like flowers. The powder of the flower is called wolf’s paw flour and is used as leather powder. It grows in forests and slopes above 600 meters.
Places of Cultivation: It grows wild in the temperate and cold regions of Europe and Asia, generally in moist forests, wet pastures or swamps. It grows in humid, wet or swampy regions of Turkey’s Marmara and Black Sea regions.
Collection – Storage: In July and August, the ears are collected a little before maturity to make navel powder from their spores. They are stored in dry and moisture-free places in dried form.
Kidney sand is good for bladder cramps.
It is very useful in liver cirrhosis.
When you wrap the cramped areas, the cramps are resolved very quickly.
It heals wounds caused by lying down in patients who have been lying down for a long time.
It is useful for liver inflammation and swelling in the liver tissue.
Wrapping the plant externally gives good results in cases of urinary retention.
It is good for gout and rheumatism patients.
It is useful for chronic hemorrhoids and those suffering from constipation.
Tea: Brew 1 teaspoon of herb in 200 ml hot water for 3 – 4 minutes. Drink 1 cup in the morning on an empty stomach .
Spore: There is an oil called rhizinus inside the seeds. It is crushed into milk powder at a ratio of 1/10 and taken 3 times a day, one-third of 1 teaspoon.
Pillow: 100 – 300 grams are placed in a pillow, pressed on the aching or cramping area, and kept all night.
WARNING: There are alkaloids in the plant part that affect the nervous system, and the tea should not be used without a doctor’s supervision. After 1 week of use, a break of 2-3 days should be taken.