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Herbal Information on Organic Irish Moss Powder Common Name: Irish Moss, Carrageen Moss, pearl moss Botanical Name:  Chondrus crispus   There are numerous traditional applications for raw organic …

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Herbal Information on Organic Irish Moss Powder

Common Name: Irish Moss, Carrageen Moss, pearl moss

Botanical Name:  Chondrus crispus


There are numerous traditional applications for raw organic Irish moss powder that may pique your interest. 

Irish moss, scientifically known as Chondrus crispus, is a type of red seaweed commonly found along the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America. It has been used for various purposes, and it is particularly known for its benefits in the culinary and health industries. Here are some potential benefits of Irish moss:
Nutrient-rich: Irish moss is a good source of essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals such as iodine, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Thickening agent: In the culinary world, Irish moss is often used as a natural thickening agent in recipes like soups, stews, and desserts. It can create a gel-like consistency, which makes it a popular alternative to gelatin for those following vegetarian or vegan diets.

Digestive health: Irish moss contains a soluble fiber called carrageenan, which may have mild laxative properties and can contribute to digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements.

Respiratory health: Traditionally, Irish moss has been used to address respiratory issues, such as coughs and congestion. Its mucilaginous properties may help soothe the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract.

Skin benefits: Some people use Irish moss topically as part of skincare routines. Its gel-like texture is believed to have moisturizing and soothing effects on the skin.

Thyroid support: The iodine content in Irish moss may contribute to thyroid health. Adequate iodine is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, which plays a crucial role in metabolism and overall health.

Joint support: The mucilaginous compounds in Irish moss may have anti-inflammatory properties that could potentially benefit joint health.

Here are some common ways to prepare Irish moss (Chondrus crispus):

Soak and Rinse: Soak the dried Irish moss in cold water for 10-15 minutes to rehydrate it. Rinse it thoroughly under running water to remove any sand, shells or debris.

Boil: Place the rehydrated Irish moss in a pot and cover with fresh water or milk (for a richer beverage). Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes until the moss expands and becomes gelatinous.

Blend: For a smoother texture, blend or puree the boiled Irish moss using a blender or immersion blender until it reaches your desired consistency.

Sweeten: Irish moss has little flavor on its own, so many people sweeten it with honey, sugar, vanilla or other flavorings to make a beverage. Spices like cinnamon can also be added.

Thicken: The gelatinous nature of Irish moss allows it to be used as a thickening agent in soups, stews, puddings and dairy products. Whisk in the boiled moss mixture.

Jellies/Gels: Mix boiled Irish moss with sweeteners and fruit juices or purees to make jellies, gels or puddings. Let set up before serving.

Topical: The gel can also be applied externally as a skin softening lotion or treatment when cooled.

The key is to soak, rinse and then boil/simmer Irish moss until it becomes a gelatinous consistency suitable for eating or using as a thickener in recipes.

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What are the nutritional properties of Irish Moss? 

Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Iodine, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium,
Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine,  Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Iodine, Mucilage, Carrageenan. 

Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.

Package Size: One Pound (1lb)

Form: Organic Powder

Dosage: Package Instructions:  Take 1/2 teaspoon 1 - 3 times daily
Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.

Origin: China

Brand: Z Naturals. 

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. 

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Irish Moss Chondrus crispus Organic Powder