What Is Irish Moss Seaweed?
This article will explain a bit about:
- What Irish Sea Moss Is
- Benefits Of Irish Moss
- How To Make Sea Moss Gel
- Where To Purchase!
Irish Sea Moss
Chondrus crispus, commonly called Irish moss, carrageen moss or simply “sea moss” is a nutritious healing sea vegetable that is found in some of Dr. Sebi’s therapeutic products, such as the Bromide Plus Powder.
Sea Moss is actually a sea vegetable which grows in various oceans worldwide and therefore presents in a variety of species, colors, textures and shapes, similar in the way that trees are vast and differ based on their climate and environment.
These sea moss – sea vegetables are mineral dense with many varieties containing 92 out of 102 minerals that are found in our bodies. Just a few of the familiar vitamins and trace minerals in sea moss includes:
It is a natural and healthy whole food source of carrageenan (*unlike the lab created carrageenan extract or gum found in many processed foods and products. *Source: Super Foods for Super Health).
Health Benefits of Irish Sea Moss
Health Benefits of Sea Moss
Irish sea moss creates a feeling of fullness, thus suppressing the appetite. This is very helpful for weight loss.
Some other health benefits include:
- increase in energy
- good for coughs, sore throats
- anti-inflammatory & lung tonic
- soothes digestive tract
- time releasing effect for optimal sustained nutrient uptake
Sea moss also strengthens connective tissues, joints and cartilage, as well as accelerates recovery from joint injuries. The anti-inflammatory properties makes sea moss perfect for skin and you can use it as a healing mask as well (“Bromide Plus Powder” Mask tutorial).
Irish Sea Moss Gel
Superfood Sea Moss Gel
Used as a nutritious thickening agent, the raw, blended sea moss gel serves as an excellent vegan substitute for gelatin, nuts, fats and carbohydrates. Common uses include shakes, smoothies, sauces, desserts and so much more!
There is only a subtle hint of a sea smell, however it does not have a sea taste and will assume the flavor of whatever it is added to. That’s a plus!
The sea moss gel can actually be stored up to a few weeks in the refrigerator. Just be sure to store it in a glass container.
If you are having trouble finding the Irish Moss in your area, we do have some available in our online shop shared below!
How To Make Irish Sea Moss Gel
- To make Irish sea moss gel, start with 2 oz. of your whole, wild crafted sea moss.
- Thoroughly rinse away any sand and debris then soak up to 24 hours in spring water. The size of the sea moss will multiply.
- Do a final rinse and cut up longer pieces to protect your blender blade if necessary.
- Add your soaked sea moss and up to 2 cups of spring water to blend; adjust water to preference.
- Place gel in jar and refrigerate. It can last for several weeks.
- You can also check out Ty’s tutorial below on how to prepare the gel!