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The Health Properties of Irish Moss
Irish moss is a seaweed that grows among submerged rocks off the coast of France and Ireland. A significant factor in its healing qualities is its high nutritional mineral content.
Internally, it is a remedy for tuberculosis, coughs, bronchitis, and intestinal problems. Because it is very high in mucilage, it is an excellent demulcent for soothing inflamed tissues and is used in all lung and kidney complaints. When making a decoction, you may wish to sweeten it with licorice root, honey, or an aromatic herb. Irish moss is also used for anemia, thyroid difficulties, goiter, and throat and stomach ulcers.
Externally, use Irish moss in hair rinses for dry hair. It is also used for dry and burning skin diseases, and surface inflammations. It can be used externally, to soften skin and prevent premature wrinkling.
Irish moss and other seaweeds (especially Nova Scotia dulse and Norwegian kelp) are rich sources of minerals and the best sources of trace minerals. Include a little every day in your diet.
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