Famous herbalist Dr. Sebi sees many potentials of Irish sea moss, recommending this as one of the alkaline herbs that we must try. Taken in raw or added in your favorite foods (as a thickening ingredient) and drinks (smoothies and some health drinks), this seaweed has been recognized in traditional medicine for potentials in curing various illnesses. Along with vitamins and about 90 minerals, Irish sea moss is also rich in carrageenan, an active compound that contributes in restoring good health.
BENEFITS OF IRISH SEA MOSS:
With so much things this herb has to offer here are some of the exciting benefits Irish sea moss is awaiting for us:
- It helps absorb the excess liquid in the lungs and expel mucus, making it an alternative way to treat respiratory diseases like bronchitis.
- It can also be used to remove radiation poisoning in the body.
- It soothes inflamed areas in the digestive tract.
- It helps curing skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema and acne.
- When applied topically or added in the daily bath, it cures rashes and inflammation, muscles and joint pains.
- It can also be natural skin moisturizer, hydrating the skin to prevent it from dryness.
- This is also an aphrodisiac, meaning it can increase a person’s libido when either taken orally or mixed in bathing.
- This seaweed is also filled with so many nutrients like iodine, vitamin k, calcium and copper and a very good source of riboflavin, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and manganese.
- It is low in saturated fats and cholesterol.
HOW TO PREPARE IRISH SEA MOSS:
Just like other herbs, preparing the Irish sea moss must be thoroughly made. An essential process must also be followed to get the moss of this herb. Before soaking it, wash this weed thoroughly in filtered water, ensuring that all of the salt and impurities are removed. Meanwhile for the soaking process, using alkalized water with crystals like citrine, clear quartz and amethyst can be done to bring more energy to the sea moss. Remember to use a large bowl and small plate or saucer to keep it submerged because it will rise up and push up more than the water level due to dehydration.
Moreover, cooking the sea moss is not recommended because like fruits and some vegetables, doing this can change the chemical and even the energy structure of the Irish sea moss.
HOW TO PREPARE IRISH SEA MOSS FOR STORAGE:
One of the recipes you can do in this sea moss is making it gel. For storage, you must keep it in a jar with a sealable lid. If it is stored at room temperature, it will start to smell not-so-good within 2 to 3 days. When stored in the fridge, it can last up to 3 to 4 weeks.
When consumed, do not forget to use a clean spoon and never your bare hands, especially if it’s dirty. Just like other foods, bacteria can easily build-up and harm your Irish sea moss.