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Irish Moss can be eaten raw, or if you want to release all its vital nutrients, you can turn it into a hearty broth. It is also soaked and mixed to form a gel for use as a nutritious thickening agent in various food and drinks recipes; this is possible because it contains a large amount of carrageenan, a natural emulsifier.
As a demulcent, has a calming effect on all mucous membranes of the body. Carrageen Moss’s antimicrobial, antitumor and antiviral agents help in the treatment of infections and respiratory ailments like bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throat, and other lung disorders. It also has the ability to absorb and expel excess fluids from the body.