Scientifically called Cetraria islandica, Iceland moss is a plant from the Parmeliaceae family, used in alternative medicine as an aperient, expectorant and natural tonic. The herb, which is also known as Iceland lichen, cetraria and Iceland moss, still has a strong antibiotic action, emollient and helps to increase milk secretion.

Since ancient times, the plant has been used as a natural treatment for people suffering from diseases such as cancer or various respiratory problems.

The use of Iceland Moss is indicated for those who suffer from catarrh, chronic lung problems, advanced tuberculosis, dysentery, digestive disorders, boils, vaginal secretions and impetigo.

But the main use of the plant is for those who want to treat inflammation of the airways and soothe the mucous membranes of the chest, relieve coughs and fight phlegm.

Iceland Moss Tea

Crush the plant leaf and place it in boiling water. Once the liquid has reached the proper temperature, turn off the heat and smother the container for a few minutes. You can sweeten the drink as you wish.

Against indication

Despite being a natural product, excessive use of the drink can cause indigestion and nausea. Stomach irritation may also occur. Women who are breastfeeding and consume a lot of the plant can end up leaving breast milk with a bitter taste.