IRISH MOSS (Chondrus crispus) aka - Carrageenin Phyllum Rhodophyta, Gigartinaceae, Caragahen, Stackhouse, Carragaheen, Chondrus
Irish Moss is seaweed that is used for lung diseases associated with dryness and/or wasting. It is also used topically or internally for ulcers and sores. Its most important ingredient is pectin called ‘carrageenan’ which is similar to agar agar. Its mucilage content makes this plant useful in any treatment of the skin or the mucous membranes. It absorbs toxins from the bowel. With its high iodine content, Irish Moss, by way of the intestinal villi, supplies iodine to the body in the interplay of fluids between the intestines and bloodstream.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Irish Moss can provide relief for: • Chronic Bronchitis • Goiter • Lung Diseases • Tuberculosis • Sores/Ulcers