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Irish 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

55 grams or 222 grams

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Irish Moss – the salutary seaweed 

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. 

Product benefits 

  • 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 

Suggested Use

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. 

Origins 

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). 

Facts 

  • 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
  • Irish moss is rich in taurine, a valuable nutrient that most vegans lack

Ingredients 

Irish moss

Summary 

Contents

55 grams or 222 grams

Packaging

Dried Seaweed

Country and continent of origin

 

Product type

Seaweed

Allergy information

Do not buy Irish moss if you are allergic to seaweed or algae. Always read the enclosed leaflet carefully before deciding to eat Irish moss.

Suggested Usage

Smoothies, lassis, shakes, soups, raw pies and pastries, salads

Targets

Boosts Immune system, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, helps prevent premature aging, promotes healthy heart function, metabolism and blood sugar levels

Recommended dosage

1 -2 tablespoons daily (4 to 8 grams)

Known side effects

  • Always consult your doctor before you order Irish moss, particularly if you suffer from low blood pressure or are taking any medication (especially sympathomimetic - and anticoagulants), as Irish moss can inhibit the affect of medication and may increase certain side effects.
  • Do not buy Irish moss if you suffer (or have suffered) from stomach ulcers.
  • Irish moss can cause bleeding, hypotension, cramps, infections, diarrhoea, dizziness, light-headedness and fainting.
  • Do not purchase Irish moss if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • The use of Irish moss is not recommended for children as the seaweed can suppress the natural immune system.

This product has not been audited or verified by monitoring regulatory authorities. This product is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and / or disorders.

Additional Information about Irish Moss

SKU cps5273
Application Salad, Shake / Smoothie
Goalmulti Immune (Resistance)

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