Wildcrafted Sun Dried Irish Sea Moss
A variety of seaweed particularly rich in minerals and antioxidants. It helps stimulate healthy digestion, relieve the symptoms of cold and flu and eliminate persistent coughs and phlegm.
Contains 15 of the 18 essential minerals for the human body, including large quantities of calcium, iodine, sulphur and potassium, but also bromine, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and pectin. In addition Irish moss is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F and K, proteins and antioxidants (beta carotene), making it an ideal superfood to speed up recovery from illness
A valuable source of taurine, which lowers blood pressure, is essential for healthy heart function and helps maintain a mineral balance in cells. Taurine also encourages a healthy metabolism and helps bind bowel fats, thus actively promoting the digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Rich in polysaccharides, which strengthen the immune system, help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses such as autoimmune disease and promotes overall health and wellbeing
Offers protection from bladder infections and other urinary tract disorders, arteriosclerosis, gastritis, colds, bronchitis, asthma and other (chronic) lung diseases, halitosis (bad breath), constipation, (chronic) diarrhoea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome and other (chronic) gastrointestinal problems, enlarged mesenteric glands, scrofula, (especially of the thyroid), swollen joints, tuberculosis, rickets, the development of cancer, tumours and other varieties of cell mutation, obesity, kidney disorders, mumps, influenza viruses (influenza B.), tuberculosis, heart disease and stomach ulcers
- Supports blood production, regulates blood sugar levels and contains a natural anticoagulant
- May help prevent and even fight, varicose veins
- Contains extremely powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties
- Helps strengthen connective tissue, hair, skin and nails
- Rich in iodine, which provides protection against radiation sickness and aids in its treatment
- Irish moss is rich in taurine, a valuable nutrient that most vegans lack
Irish moss is an ideal binder in smoothies, lassis, shakes and soups. It can also be used as a gelling agent in raw pies and cakes, or as a raw ingredient in salads. Rinse the Irish moss thoroughly with water and leave to soak for between 4-24 hours in lukewarm water. Afterwards, you can eat the Irish moss directly or prepare a gel / gelling agent from it. To do this, place in a blender with a little water and finely blend until it forms a smooth gel, before leaving to rest for a further hour. Soaked Irish moss can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks. Irish moss gel can also be refrigerated for 3 weeks, providing the water is refreshed daily. Unopened Irish moss has a shelf life of 1 year.
Irish moss, also known as carrageen moss, is derived from the Irish word "carraigin" which means "little rock”. Irish moss is in fact not actually a moss, but rather a seaweed which grows predominantly along the European and American shores of the Atlantic. In Europe, Irish moss is mainly obtained from the coasts of Ireland and France, whilst in the United States, it comes solely from the shores of Massachusetts. Fresh Irish moss is greenish yellow to red in colour, with dark purple or purple-brown hues and it feels soft and cartilaginous to the touch.
Quantity and Dosage
Use 1 tablespoon of Irish moss gel as a binder for 4 smoothies. 1 to 2 tablespoons (4 to 8 grams) of dried Irish moss is sufficient for adding to salads (always soak in water first).
Irish moss (Chondrus Crispus) has been used in Irish folklore for generations. The salutary seaweed was regarded as a good luck charm for long journeys and was often placed under a rug where it was hoped that it would bring happiness, success, health and prosperity. It was also used as a filler for pillows and mattresses. A significant part of the Irish population are known to have survived the infamous 19th century potato famine, thanks to this powerful superfood
The seaweed has long been used in cosmetic applications because of it’s high vitamin K content. Irish moss helps prevent the skin from aging and makes an excellent moisturiser that both nourishes and protects . That’s why Irish moss is regularly used as binder in skin creams, body lotions, shampoos and gels. Irish moss also helps relieve skin conditions such as psoriasis, allergies, rashes, cuts, dandruff, eczema and even sunburn
The food industry frequently uses Irish moss as an emulsifier / binder in a range of products, including ice cream, smoothies, desserts, tarts and savoury foods.
Irish moss is an integral ingredient in a popular Caribbean drink. In addition to Irish moss, this drink contains rum and condensed milk and is considered a potent aphrodisiac that could also cure impotence