Icelandic Moss -- Cetraria islandica -- is a lichen.
Lichens consist of algae and fungus growing together in a mutually helpful relationship.
Icelandic moss is rich in calcium, iodine, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamins.
Lichens draw their nutrients from the environment and are easily contaminated. They grow well in Iceland because it is one of the least polluted countries in the world. Most of the lichens in Europe were contaminated by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, but Iceland received much less radioactivity, and the lichens were relatively safe.
Icelandic Moss is used for treating irritation of the mouth and throat, loss of appetite, common cold, dry cough, bronchitis, indigestion, fevers, lung disease, kidney and bladder complaints, and the tendency toward infection.
Some people apply Icelandic Moss directly to poorly healing wounds.
In foods, Icelandic Moss is used as an emergency food source in Iceland.
In manufacturing, Icelandic Moss is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.
Icelandic Moss seems to have a soothing action. It might also reduce the growth of bacteria.
Loss of appetite
Kidney and bladder problems
Irritation or swelling (inflammation) of the mouth or throat
Wound healing, when applied to the skin
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Icelandic Moss for these uses.
Icelandic Moss has both a demulcent and a bitter tonic effect, a combination that is most unique in medicinal herbs. Therefore, it is of value for all types of chronic digestive problems, including irritable bowel syndrome, as well as for all types of coughs and inflammations of the mouth and pharynx. It soothes the mucous membranes of the chest, counters congestion, and calms dry and paroxysmal coughs, which is particularly helpful in the elderly.
It is used externally on poorly healing wounds.
In homeopathic medicine, it is used to treat bronchitis.
It also has shown to expel worms and could prove useful for certain digestive infections caused by parasites.
Please Google to find everything that Icelandic Moss is good for. You'll be amazed.
THIS IS THE HIGHEST QUALITY YOU CAN GET!
CERTIFIED ORGANIC: Certification is your guarantee that this product has been grown and processed according to strict guidelines established in the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Before a product can be labeled Certified Organic, farmers and processors must meet the following requirements:
No harmful chemicals have been applied to the land for at least three years.
Farmers and processors pass yearly inspections by an independent certifying agency.
Farmers and processors keep detailed records of operations.
Farmers maintain a written organic management plan.
Information contained in this shop is for educational purposes only.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
please be advised: you should always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet!!
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Shipping charges vary from country to country so I just picked one of the highest. I will refund any shipping charges above actual charges to your location.
Payment is appreciated at time of purchase. I accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Check or money order welcome - order will be shipped 10 days after receipt of check/money order to allow check or money order to clear bank.
All orders will be shipped via USPS with Delivery Confirmation or FedEx.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If you are unhappy for any reason, please contact me (Marty) at 702-370-0035. Since most of our items are classified as food items, we can only do returns if we mistakenly sent the wrong item.
Buyer pays for shipping to return items to Ye Olde Spice Guy.
We will not issue refunds on any items once an order is placed.
Orders from INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS:
Any customs fees will be paid by the customer.
Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive. Thank you for your patience. If it has been past this time frame, please contact me and I will be glad to work with your to resolve the issue.
IMPORTANT! By purchasing items from Ye Olde Spice Guy you accept all terms and policies.