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Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Shipher Wu
Selaginella tamariscina is a Evergreen Perennial up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea and India.
Shaded rocks all over Japan[
Young shoots - cooked[
The whole plant is astringent and haemostatic[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of traumatic bleeding, haemoptysis in pulmonary disease, gastro-intestinal bleeding, metrorrhagia, haematuria, persistence of post-partum lochial discharge, rectal prolapse and leucorrhoea[