My LOVE for Irish Moss - Chondrus Crispus
Sea moss has been my keep sake for some time now, but when I went to Usha Village, I learned so much more about its healing powers. I’m sure many of you’ve heard of it before but for those that haven’t, get ready for the answer to your prayers!
Sea moss grows commonly around the shores of Ireland and became commonly known as Irish moss, but it doesn’t only grow there. The Chondrus crispus sea moss grows on rocks along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean of Africa, Ireland, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Sea moss grows in constantly moving water along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and its color varies from banish-yellow to greenish-yellow, to brown, to red, to dark purple, to purplish-brown. Sea moss producers now grow sea moss unnaturally in brine pools. The result is a lighter colored, saltier, and nutrient compromised sea moss. Be mindful who you purchase from.
Chondrus crispus became commonly known as Irish moss as a result of Ireland’s potato famine during the late 1800’s. The people of Ireland began eating the growing sea moss to avoid starvation and the name Irish moss became the popular name. Its natural balance mucilage and nutrients helped the Irish support their health.
You can consume sea moss as a natural whole food nutrient supplement by adding it to your juices and smoothies. You can also use it as a thickener and to make your bread and cakes rise. I love using them in pancakes to make them nice and fluffy. Aunt Jamima ain’t got nun’ on me!
It’s been used to remove radiation poisoning from the body, and to sooth inflamed tissue in the digestive tract. Sea moss is also an excellent
It revitalizes and strengthens the body and is good for thyroid disorders. It is a good source of calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, and sulfur. Not only does sea weed provide iodine, they have a mucilaginous and bulking effect in the colon which helps to clean the colon and aid in the formation of stools, and very importantly, suppresses hunger (or appetite), something obese people need in order to lose weight.
Sea moss tea in the morning next to a Blue Vervain and Burdock blend.
When in Honduras, I consumed a thermos full of sea moss every day in the evening to keep me full, strong and energized. I was told to always put the sea moss on my face and body, which will even my skin tone, rid myself of dark circles and marks; reduce inflammation, and wipe out these pimples that were trying to find a home on my face.
To my amazement, it worked so quickly! Of course, I knew that it would work its healing powers but my skin was looking more vibrant and stronger after the second day of putting it on my skin! It works its power from the inside-out and outside-in.
I also consumed sea moss for my nervous system. From being in multiple car accidents, I’ve gotten a lot of beating to my body. When I tell you I was able to run with no pain in my hip, stretch with no painful resistance, and be able to stand up for as long as I wanted! It felt so good to feel “normal” again.
Watch a video of Dr. Sebi proving how powerful sea moss is! –
- Rinse the moss well 3 or 4 times making sure all the dirt and sand is off.
- Soak the sea moss for 6 hours in the fridge. Change the water twice during this time. Check on hidden sand, small stones or other impurities. You’ll then start to see it expand and become clear.
- If you’re running on short time, you can soak the Irish Moss in lukewarm water for a few hours only. However, it will lessen a little of its gelatinous effect and you should use a little more in your recipes. Hot water is great to make the nutrients more bioavailable.
- Once finished, add to a blender and blend until smooth and well broken.
Don't worry about the fragrance when the sea moss is ready to use, it is practically odorless and tasteless.
I love making it into a tea when I rise. To make the tea, simply take 2 tbsp of sea moss in 10 oz of water and heat just before it reaches boiling point. Do NOT boil the moss. Stir and let simmer on low for about 5 minutes. You may add agave to it as some don't like the taste.
How to store:
Dry Irish Moss can stay up to a year in a cool dry place, as the salt will preserve it. If you have soaked Irish Moss you may keep it in the fridge and change the water every day and it will keep fresh up to 3 weeks. You may also blend the Moss with little water until you get a thick creamy consistency and store it in a closed glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. It's perfect for when you frequently use Irish Moss, and you have the paste ready.
Serving Sizes: 100 grams or 2 tbsp (1/8 cup)
Total Calories: 49 calories in 100 g
Serving Weight: 100g ≈ 0.220lb ≈ 3.53oz
Caloric Density: 0.49 calories / gram
Calorie Sources: 90% carbohydrates; 8% proteins; 3% fats
Fats: 0.16 g (1 calorie, 0% by weight)
Carbohydrates: 12.29 g (44 calories, 12% by weight)
Proteins: 1.51 g (4 calories, 2% by weight)
Water: 81.34 g (81% by weight)
Fat Composition: 56% polyunsaturated; 33% saturated; 11% monounsaturated
Trans Fat ~
Dietary Fiber 1.30 g (1% by weight)
You can find the sea moss that I use here: Sea Moss
You can learn more about the difference in Chondrus Crispus here.
LOVE & BLESSINGS – CHANSHARICE