Iceland Moss (Cetraria Islandica) Liquid Extract Tincture 4 Oz (120ml) image 01

Iceland Moss (Cetraria Islandica) Liquid Extract Tincture 4 Oz (120ml) image 01
Iceland moss (Cetraria islandica) is a lichen whose erect or ascending foliaceous habit gives it something of the appearance of a moss, whence probably the name. It is often of a pale chestnut color, but varies considerably, being sometimes almost entirely greyish white; and grows to a height of from 7 to 10 cm, the branches being channelled or rolled into tubes, which terminate in flattened lobes with fringed edges. Iceland Moss grows in cold, humid mountain areas and wooded areas.
Traditionally Iceland moss was considered to be strongly antibiotic, antiemetic, strongly demulcent, galactogogue, nutritive and tonic. Iceland moss has been principally recommended in chronic pulmonary and digestive conditions, particularly phthisis (wasting conditions such as with tuberculosis), dyspepsia, and chronic diarrhea.
Icelandic moss is highly prized by the contemporary herbalist as a useful antibiotic and demulcent. Traditionally it was used to soothe the mucous membranes of the chest, to treat chronic pulmonary problems, to counter catarrh and to calm dry and paroxysmal coughs and as relief for advanced tuberculosis.
The mucilage properties of Icelandic moss provide a natural treatment for the oral and pharyngeal membranes. Its bitter organic tonic action may stimulate the appetite and promote gastric secretion. Iceland moss is rich in mucilages and its soothing action is useful for conditions such as gastritis, gastric ulcer, hiatus hernia, and reflux esophagitis. Icelandic moss is thought to be a useful herbal treatment when used internally in the treatment of dysentery, chronic digestive disturbances (including irritable bowel syndrome and food poisoning)
Iceland moss is a natural remedy used externally to treat boils, vaginal discharges and impetigo. CAUTION: Large doses may cause gastrointestinal irritation!

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