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Cetraria islandica / Icelandic Moss Cut

Dried, Cut Icelandic Moss.
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Product Description



Iceland moss (Cetraria islandica) is a lichen whose erect or upright, leaflike habit gives it the appearance of a moss, where its name likely comes from. It is often of a pale chestnut color, but varies considerably, being sometimes almost entirely greyish-white; and grows to a height of from 3 to 4 inches.

It grows abundantly in the mountainous regions of northern countries, and it is specially characteristic of the lava slopes and plains of the west and north of Iceland. It is found on the mountains of north Wales, northern England, Scotland and south-west Ireland. In North America its range extends through Arctic regions, from Alaska to Newfoundland, and south in the Rocky Mountains to Colorado, and to the Appalachian Mountains of New England.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Bitter tonic - Iceland moss has both a demulcent and a bitter tonic effect within the gut. It may stimulate the appetite and promote gastric secretion.

Demulcent - used especially to soothe the mucous membranes of the chest, to counter catarrh and calm dry and paroxysmal coughs.

Mucilage - its soothing action is useful for conditions such as gastritis, gastric ulcer, hiatus hernia, and reflux esophagitis.

Stomachic - Iceland moss has been traditionally used in cases that require nutritious and easily digested nourishment that will not upset the stomach. Ordinary doses improve the appetite, digestion and general nutrition and is therefore thought to be a natural treatment for conditions such as malnourishment, debility, and anorexia.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Common Name Icelandic Moss Cut
Weight 1.188000
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom


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