IRISH MOSS

NAME : IRISH MOSS

GAELIC NAME : Gaelach a Caonach

LATIN NAME : Chondrus crispus.

COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Carrageen Pearl Moss

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 Mucilaginous

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 decoction.

Preparation : The plant is used dried.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES

GENDER : Feminine
PLANET : Moon
ELEMENT : Water
POWERS : Money Luck Protection

MAGICAL USES

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.

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