Product of The Caribbean
Sea Moss, Carrageen Moss
Irish Moss is so nutrient dense that it was used as “poverty food” during the famous Irish Potato Famine of 1846 – 1848. It is thought that this contributed to its fall from favour after the famine - so strongly was it associated with hardship that it was largely ignored for a good many years to come.
Fortunately, Irish Moss has been enjoying a revival for a number of years now, it’s many health benefits outweighing it’s shameful past. Traditionally used as a cold remedy, the use of Irish Moss for respiratory ailments is recorded in Ireland way back in 1810. Irish Moss was also used widely in the treatment of tuberculosis and pneumonia.