Irish Moss

Certified Organic

  • OG
  • Chondrus crispus
  • Origin: Canada
Irish Moss


Common Name

Standardized: Irish moss
Other: carrageen moss

Botanical Name

Chondrus crispus Stackh.
Plant Family: Gigartinaceae


Irish moss is a tough and stringy red, yellow, or purple seaweed growing up to 6 inches (250 mm) high on rocks in tidal pools along the northern Atlantic. It is harvested to make carrageenan, a thickening agent for jellies, puddings, and soups, and is a traditional herbal remedy in Ireland.

Parts Used

The entire seaweed, dried.

Typical Preparations

Traditionally used as a tea or tincture, sometimes encapsulated. May be taken as a capsule for convenience.


Specific: Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine. This product is harvested from the sea therefore occasional shell fragments may be present in the product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish or shellfish.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.