Lycopodium Powder - Introduction
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[The name "Lycopodium" comes from the Greek language and is composed by "lico" meaning wolf and "podio" meaning foot and it is due to the similarity of the plant to the shape of a wolf's foot.]
The spore powder coming from this plant, is odourless and tasteless, insoluble in water but soluble in alcohol and is collected to be used for different therapeutic purposes. The fat and the other alkaloids contained by these spores give the medical properties to the plant.
In ancient times, it was called the "flour of witches", because, thanks to its healing properties, it was largely used to cure many diseases and illnesses.
Being highly flammable, Lycopodium powder is used to make fireworks or explosions in theatre's scenes. In the past was sought to cause the flash of the old cameras. Still used in current times, Lycopodium is one of the great constitutional remedies of homeopathy.