The whole plant of Irish Moss is a highly useful herb to incorporate into ones daily herbal regimen. Sea moss, scientifically known as Chondrus crispus, is a type of algae or seaweed. It grows in waters along the rocky Atlantic coasts, primarily between North America and Europe.
It’s an edible sea plant similar to other seaweeds, algae, and other familiar leafy sea vegetables like kelp or dulse.
Irish Moss contains vitamins A, D, E, F and K. It is high in iodine, calcium and sodium. It contains phosphorus, potassium and sulphur. Per Dr. Sebi, sea moss contains over 100 trace minerals.
Irish Moss is a very useful herb when recovering from illness, because of its high content of its high content of nutrients. It has a high mucilage content, which makes it soothing to inflamed tissues and lung and kidney problems. It has been used externally to soften the skin and prevent wrinkles. It purifies and strengthens the cellular structure and vital fluids of the system. The iodine contained in its small and usable quantities contributes to the glandular system. It has a beneficial effect on all the functions of the body in addition to its use as an aid to the mucous membranes.
Many health food stores and online retailers sell sea moss in its raw, dried and powdered form. You can prepare a gel from this at home. This may be one of the most popular ways nowadays to consume it.
To prepare a sea moss gel, soak a piece of raw sea moss in water overnight, then rinse it well and blend it with new Spring or Alkaline water until smooth. Transfer it to a container with an airtight lid, (preferably in a glass container) and store it in the refrigerator overnight to gel. Add to smoothies, fresh pressed juices and or soups.
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