Huperzia serrata

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Huperzia serrata
Lycopodium serratum tougesiba01.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
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.
 
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Huperzia serrata
Lycopodium serratum tougesiba01.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
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 (TCM = Qian Ceng Ta/Jin Bu Huan) is a plant known as a firmoss which contains the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor huperzine A.[1] 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. ^ Xing Zu Zhu, Xiao-Yu Li, Jin Li.,"Recent pharmacological studies on natural products in China".,European Journal of Pharmacology 500 (2004) 221 – 23