Irish sea moss is a red algae often sourced from the Chondrus crispus species. It primarily grows off the shores of Ireland, Great Britain, the Atlantic coastlines of the U.S. and Canada, Caribbean, most European shores as well as Iceland. Sea moss being very mucilaginous when soaked in water can be blended raw into a gel and added to fruit smoothies, tea, soups, pasta sauces, or consumed alone. It's a vegan thickening agent, that can be used to replace gelatin in recipes.
Sea moss is commonly used as a remedy for bronchitis, chest congestion, and soothing gastrointestinal issues and inflammatory pain in the joints, back and hands. It also has the reputation for being an aphrodisiac and remedy for male impotence.
Ginger's Roots sea moss is sourced from Jamaica, South Africa, and Vietnam.
How To Prepare Sea Moss Gel
Place in a colander and rinse the sand and any ocean debris present. Then place it in a bowl and cover with cool water and let soak for at least 5 hours. The sea moss will expand. Then rinse it again. Your sea moss is now ready to be blended with water to form a gel. The gel formula is one part sea moss to one part water. For example, to make 1 cup of gel blend 1 cup of moss with 1 cup of water.
Take 2 tablespoons per day for the best results.