Chondrus crispus (Gigartinaceae)
CARRAGEEN, IRISH MOSS
This algae from the cool North
Atlantic is dried and used by herbalists to soothe internal body surfaces,
and as an emulsifier in medicines and foods.
A red algae that flourishes in the cool waters of the North Atlantic.
It comes in many forms, having anything from
fan-shaped to ribbon-like fronds. Dried, the fronds are yellow-brown and translucent.
known as carrageens.
Soothes internal body surfaces; cough suppressant; nutritive.
Given for indigestion associated with nausea and heartburn, gastritis (stomach inflammation),
bronchitis, and irritable cough. It is also used as an emulsifier (enabling water and oil to mix) in medicines such as cod liver oil.