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Irish moss is a seaweed, also known as Irish moss or carrageenan, widely used to treat intestinal problems, inflammation and wrinkles.

Its scientific name is Chondrus crispus and it can be purchased in some natural food stores with the average price of 10 reais.

What is it for

Irish moss is used to treat tuberculosis, ulcers, sore throat, bronchitis, cystitis, gastritis, swollen glands, indigestion, diarrhea, dry skin and thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism.


The properties of Irish moss include its laxative, expectorant, immunostimulating, nourishing, emollient and anti-inflammatory action.

How to use

Irish moss can be used as an ingredient in soups, salads and some desserts, such as ice cream.

  • Slimming Tea: Boil 1 tablespoon of Irish moss together with 500 ml of water for 10 minutes. Then let it cool and strain. Drink 3 cups a day.

Side Effects

No side effects are described for Irish moss.


Irish moss is contraindicated for individuals using anti-clotting drugs.

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