Huperzia serrata

Huperzia serrata

Huperzia serrata
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.

This species is native to India and southeast Asia.

See also


  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