Huperzia serrata

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Huperzia serrata
Lycopodium serratum tougesiba01.jpg

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Lycopodiales
Family: Huperziaceae
Genus: Huperzia
Species: H. serrata
Binomial name
Huperzia serrata
(Thunb. ex Murray) Trevis.

Huperzia serrata (toothed clubmoss)[1] (TCM = Qian Ceng Ta/Jin Bu Huan) is a plant known as a firmoss which contains the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor huperzine A.[2] It is widely distributed over-the-counter as a nootropic and dietary supplement.[citation needed]

This species is native to India and southeast Asia.

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  1. ^ "Huperzia serrata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Xing Zu Zhu, Xiao-Yu Li, Jin Li.,"Recent pharmacological studies on natural products in China".,European Journal of Pharmacology 500 (2004) 221 – 23