NAME : IRISH MOSS
GAELIC NAME : Gaelach a
LATIN NAME : Chondrus crispus.
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Carrageen
MEDICINAL PART : The plant.
DESCRIPTION : Irish moss is a seaweed that grows among submerged rocks off the
coast of France and, naturally, Ireland. The plant consists of a greenish frond that turns
purple when dried.
PROPERTIES : Demulcent
USES : Irish moss is considered an excellent remedy for tuberculosis, coughs,
bronchitis, and intestinal problems. It also makes a nourishing food for those recovering
from tuberculosis and other illnesses. Medicinally, it is generally used in the form of a
Preparation : The plant is used dried.
GENDER : Feminine
PLANET : Moon
ELEMENT : Water
POWERS : Money
Irish moss is carried or placed beneath rugs to increase luck and to
ensure a steady flow of money into the house or pockets of the person.
Irish moss is also carried while on trips for protection and safety, and is used to stuff
luck or money poppets.