Moss, Cupotanical: Cladonia Pyxidata (FRIES.)
Family: N.O. Lichenes Part Used: Whole plant.
Habitat: North-west America, but now a common weed in many counties in Britain.
Description: Cladonia is one of a numerous genus of lecidineous lichens. It grows abundantly in the woods and hedges and is a common species; it has no odour; taste sweetish and mucilagenous.
Medicinal Action and Uses: Expectorant, a valuable medicine in whooping cough.
Dosage: 2 OZ. of the plant decocted and mixed with honey makes a good expectorant and a safe medicine for children's coughs.
C. sanguinea. In Brazil is rubbed down with sugar and water and applied in the thrush of infants.