What Again, Is Irish or Jamaican Sea Moss?
Also known as Irish moss, this immune-booster can help with everything from digestion to emotional health to immune support..
Sea moss (a.k.a Irish moss) is not something that you'll find in the typical American diet. But if you're of Caribbean or Irish descent, there's a chance you've at least heard of it.
I am neither, however, I went to college in New York where I befriended many people from the Caribbean islands, many who to this day are my closest friends and acquaintances. One of the beautiful things about people from the islands are their appreciation for good healthy foods, herbs and spices, from the jerk chicken, roti, curry goat and my favorite "callalou", the people are known for their appreciation of mother nature's natural gifts. One of which is Sea Moss, generally consumed as a sweet, creamy mixture of condensed milk, moss, vanilla, and nutmeg was a real treat after some spicy delights. But as tasty as this drink was, I had no idea that pure Irish moss had any beneficial properties on it's own. That is until I later became a Holistic Practitioner and began to study herbs and plants.
Sea moss is a type of red algae that grows on the Atlantic coastlines of North America, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. Since the 1800s, the Irish have been harvesting it from their rocky shores to use as medicine. They even used it to get the nutrients they needed during times of famine. Trinidadians and Jamaicans have also traditionally used sea moss to treat illness, and many of the men say it's the perfect elixir to increase male libido.
God has provided us with so many delicious and life-giving vegetables that we often forget there are also vegetables in the sea that are immensely beneficial for our health. One such vegetable is Irish sea moss – a rockstar detoxer of heavy metals, radiation, and toxins as well as a powerful nourisher of minerals and vitamins that support the immune system. Sea moss is a type of algae, which has been part of the human diet for thousands of years.
I hope this short article provides you with a better understanding on what's the craze about Sea Moss. Stay tuned for next article on the benefits of Sea Moss and why you need it.