This algae lives life on the edge, tucked into thick beds on the granite ledges in the lower portion of the intertidal zone in Maine. In addition to the full complement of trace minerals found in all seaweeds, Irish Moss contains unique antiviral properties, and has been used internally to treat coughs and chest infections. The gel can also be used topically in skincare applications.
HOW TO PREPARE SEA MOSS (Super Easy)
1. First wash it at least 3 times with a strainer or to get off the sand and salt residue from the sea.
2. Put it to soak in spring water. Make the water level 1 inch above the sea moss.
3. Soak for 6-8 hours to rehydrate.
4. Once your wildcrafted sea moss swells, blend it with a little fresh spring water until it is liquefied. It will turn to a gel after a few hours in the fridge. Use the gel in your smoothies, porridges, dressings, anything you can think of!