Irish Moss is also called carrageen moss, sea moss and it is a species of red algae which grows in parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. It takes various colours - from deep red and brown to yellow and whitish.
Irish Moss is used as one of the components of herbal preparations and cosmetics, e.g. hair conditioners. This plant is widely used to make creams, face gels, body lotions and many non-fat emulsions and ointments, especially recommended for skin dry and damaged.
Irish Moss is also used in home beer brewing and as a thickening agent in puddings, beverages and ice cream. It has a slight fishy smell, which disappears during cooking.
The food industry uses Irish Moss to clarify honey, wine and beer. In addition, it is used in the textile industry for fabric finishing, stiffening paper, dyeing and pharmaceutical.
White coating, which is on the Irish Moss is not a mould, it's naturally occurring calcium.
How To Use Irish Moss Health Embassy
Irish Moss can be added to a variety of dishes. You can put it in smoothies, juices, cakes, sauces, homemade ice cream, stews and soups.
Put Irish Moss into a blender with a bit of water and blend. Add more water as needed to get to the desired consistency. Pour it into a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Use to thicken puddings, beverages and desserts.
Irish Moss Gel
Thoroughly rinse a handful of Irish Moss with filtered or spring water (do not use tap water). Take a bowl and fill it with water. Place the Irish Moss in and soak for 4-8 hours. After soaking, drain water from the bowl. Irish Moss should expand 2x its original size. Add Irish Moss and fresh spring or filtered water and blend it for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth. Pour into a glass jar and place a lid on top. Store in the refrigerator until it solidifies.
It can be used to homemade jams, soups and broth, smoothies, puddings, sauces, dressings, teas, homemade bread, as a hair mask or facial mask.
This product description is for informational purposes only.
It does not replace the consultation with a doctor and cannot be used as a medication or be a part of therapy. All decisions on this matter should be consulted with your doctor.