Raw Irish Moss (Sea Moss) 8oz - Wild Harvested, Sun Dried, Raw
This Raw Irish Sea Moss is wild harvested from the ocean and naturally sun-dried. The batches of this Irish sea moss vary in color from light brown to a more translucent clear colour depending on the moisture level in the Irish sea moss. Since our Irish Sea Moss is wild harvested, it contains natural salt on its surface, bits of mesh (from the nets used to harvest it) and sand which is removed by hand before packaging it. We recommend cleaning it further by soaking and rinsing it a few times to remove any residual salt, sand or mesh. Although the Irish sea moss contains salt, once soaked and rinsed it has little to no taste and is not salty at all.
What To Know About Irish Moss
This almost-tasteless seaweed is loaded with life-enhancing nutrients such as sulphur compounds, protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C. Notably absent from a vegetarian diet, sulphur-containing amino acids, such as taurine, are abundant in Irish moss, more so than in any other type of seaweed!
Irish moss contains several natural antimicrobial and anti viral agents which not only prevents colds and flu's, but is reported to eradicate a wide range of infections in sufferers.
Irish moss contains significant amounts of iodine, the thyroid gland exhibits a requirement for this ion, thus iodine is required for proper gland function, thus induce a change in the glandular system from disease to health. Iodine plays an important role in our ability to fight disease. Iodine has a limited antimicrobial role, as blood circulates through the body it passes through the thyroid gland, iodine is secreted in to the blood stream through the thyroid, where it kills many of the weaker germs, whilst weakening some of the stronger germs. Iodine also has other functions in the body, e.g. it aids in the release of tension, especially nervous tension, which enhances the overall sense of well being.
Calcium phosphate, and the phosphates of potassium, sodium and magnesium are required by the cells of the brain, liver, flesh and bones.
Healing benefits of Raw Irish Moss are abundant. As a soothing aid to all mucous membranes, Irish Moss eases such digestive ailments as gastritis, dyspepsia, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and peptic and duodenal ulcers. Irish Moss also has antibacterial, antiviral, and anticoagulant activities. Irish moss provides a healthy natural alternative to the in many cases man made over the counter pharmaceutical cough and flu remedies.
Other ailments Irish moss is reported to be effective against, cancer and radiation poisoning (possibly because of the iodine content of Irish moss), it is effective against halitosis, the formation varicose veins, inflammation, against dysentery and Irish moss has been applied as an emollient. As a gelatinous substance Irish moss has been used to treat peptic and duodenal ulcers and to inhibit arteriosclerosis and therefore, hypertension, it protects from fat and cholesterol build up. Irish moss has a well documented anticoagulant effect on the blood, and clears up many bladder complaints.
Dry Irish Sea Moss should always be stored in a dark cool place, it does not need to be sealed in the pouch bag since the natural salt acts as a natural preservative. Never store dry Moss in the fridge, it is too moist and the salt crystals will not be able to protect the moss. You may keep your moss for good over a year.