Irish Moss (Chondrus crispis)

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Irish Moss is a type of seaweed that is found along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and especially in Ireland. The Irish would take it on long journeys as a good luck charm and a sign of prosperity. When the Irish went through a major famine in the 19th century, and they greatly relied on Irish moss as a main source of nutrition.

Description

Latin Name: Chondrus crispis

Common Name: Irish Moss

Irish Moss is a type of seaweed which grows in cold water and is used in raw food recipes for nutrition and thickening properties. Irish Moss has been used for centuries in Ireland, thought it also grows in Asia and the oceans of North America. Raw foodists love Irish Moss for its use as a thickener, so it is a great addition to a raw vegan diet. It carries no color and relatively no taste while providing a lot of fiber, protein, trace minerals and other nutrients.

Health Benefits:

  • Has a soothing effect on the mucous membranes throughout the body. It has a softening effect on the tissues and helps many respiratory problems including bronchitis and pneumonia.
  • Soothes the mucous membranes of the digestive tract and also has a mild laxative effect.
  • Contains antioxidants to help fight free radicals
  • Has a large array of ionic minerals. Iodine being one mineral that supports your thyroid and many problems associated with poor thyroid function including fatigue, inability to tolerate cold, slow heart rate, low metabolism, poor skin and hair, etc.
  • Used externally, it softens and soothes the skin. Put it on your wrinkles and any dark circles under your eyes! It also eases sunburn, chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, and other rashes.
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