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Irish Moss


Irish moss (Carrageen moss) is the common name for Chondrus crispus, a specie of red algae notably found in the rocky areas of the Atlantic coasts of  Europe and North America. It is commonly found in the shores of Ireland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. It is one of the seaweeds that have received high research attention from scientists and as such have been thoroughly examined and found to be instrumental as a medicinal herb and nutrition. It became popular between the 1846 - 1848 Irish famine.


One of the most phenomenal uses of the Irish moss is its medicinal usage in administering support for thyroid hormone malfunctions. Imbalances in the thyroid hormones are one of the leading causes of poor metabolism in the body, which is detrimental to the entire system. As a potent source of potassium chloride, it is active in subsiding the effects of common cold, catarrh, and other health hazards that directly affect respiration. Studies also prove that the Irish moss aids weight loss in individuals improves skin moisture, and supports the internal mucous membranes.