Common Uses of Sea Moss:
Stabilising agent in food
- Containing carrageenan, Irish Moss is commonly used as a thickener, emulsifier and stabiliser in milk products such as yogurt, ice cream, soy milk, and gelatin like desserts.
Drinks & Tonics
- A very low-calorie drink and moreover it is rich in nutrients, thus it may help towards desired losing weight.
- Most popular as a respiratory tonic. A favourite amongst athletes and bodybuilders. Acting as a mild laxative and skin healer that is also helpful for strengthening the connective tissues and joints as well as a tonic for mood disorders.
- A reputed cure for digestive problems like stomach ulcers.
- Containing selenium, Irish Moss also helps in the production of thyroid hormone. It also has iodine in a good amount which helps in the functioning of the thyroid gland.
- A source of potassium chloride, a nutrient that helps to dissolve catarrhs (inflammation and phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion.
- It also contains compounds that act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to rid the body of infections.
- In Venezuela it has been used for generations as a home remedy for sore throats and chest congestion, boiled in milk and served with honey before bed.
How to make Sea Moss Gel
- Rinse your sea moss thoroughly with spring water. Be sure to run your fingers through the sea moss to remove any trapped particles and sand.
- Place the sea moss in a bowl and cover with fresh spring water.
- Cover and refrigerate for 12-48 hours.
- Pour off the water and give the sea moss another rinsing with spring water.
- Place the sea moss in a blender and add 3/4-1 cup of fresh spring water.
- Blend until desired texture is reached.
- Place sea moss gel in an airtight, sterile glass container and refrigerator for up to 1-month.
- Take 1 tablespoon per day. (Mix is smoothies, oatmeal, soups, millet porridge, etc)