There has been an exciting buzz in the air lately about this amazing healing sea plant called sea moss.
For many that don't know, sea moss has been around for centuries. The Irish used it during the potato famine during the 19th century hence the name Irish moss.
Sea moss contains 92 of 102 minerals that our bodies need. It is especially rich in iodine, which is essential for thyroid health, calcium, potassium bromide, selenium, which prevents cancer, zinc, and natural silica. These are just a few highlighted to bring awareness to the richness of sea moss.
Sea moss is created differently in different parts of the world but is generally formed by boiling the re-hydrated plant down until its soft. Boiling it is optional. You can soak the moss after it's cleaned and blend it as well. In Jamaica it's boiled down and mixed with linseed, isinglass and gum Arabic. The famous drink includes milk, peanuts, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg which is blended together and is called Jamaican Irish Moss. The drink is a known aphrodisiac for male stimulation.
Some of the common uses for sea moss are:
- Helps to remove mucus from the body and lungs.
- Helps treat colds and respiratory issues.
- Very beneficial for the thyroid gland.
- It can be applied to the skin for burns, rashes, and can also be used as a facial mask.
- Helps treat eczema and psoriasis.
- Helps nourish and maintain your hair.
Sea moss energizes the body and can be relied on for prolonged periods of time without food. It's great for fasting for long periods and will provide your body with numerous minerals throughout your fast. It coats and protects the stomach and intestinal wall which is very beneficial for people with ulcers.
If you've never tries sea moss I'd say give it a go. With its many beneficial minerals and healing properties it's something the entire family can try. It's safe, all natural, and it comes directly from the source. Mama Earth.