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Icelandic Herbal Tea benefits.
Welcome back to my site! Today is the day for the 8th tea on this series. and your going in out of order of our series here is a link to our series.
As you can see in the title we are learning about Inclandic tea!
And I have heard a small bit of this plant and no I have not had it in a cup of tea. I might try it out after reading about the health benefits of this plant!
So keep reading to learn about this drink.
What is this tea?
Iceland Moss has been known to the people of Iceland, Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden since the olden days. It has traditionally been used as a remedy for disorders of the respiratory system.
And Icelandic Herbal Tea benefits are also great when you’re feeling sick any time of the day because this tea doesn’t have caffeine in it.
The Iceland moss is a lichen found in the rocks and tree barks of Iceland and the Scandinavian countries. The Iceland moss is made up of a fungal component and an algal component, both of which exist together in a symbiotic association. It usually grows to a maximum of four inches in height.
The plant body of the Iceland moss is curled, erect, and is laden with numerous branches & unique spiny margins. The upper surface of the Iceland moss is colored brown while the lower or the outer surface is normally gray-brown with distinctive white spots all over it.
The active constituent of the Iceland moss is lichenin, a type of starch. It also has complex polysaccharides that have immunostimulant effects. The mucous membrane-clearing property of the lichenin is released by making Iceland moss tea.
The tea is usually made by placing a teaspoon of the dried Iceland moss herbs in boiling water. Let the mix boil for about three minutes. Then take it out of the fire and let it stand for a further ten minutes. Two cups of Iceland moss tea may be taken during the day, preferably one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Ready to learn the health benefits of Icelandic Herbal Tea benefits? I thought so.
The following are the health benefits attributed to Iceland moss tea:
- May help prevent congestion and brings soothing relief to the mucous membranes lining the chest cavity.
- It May help in the treatment of cough, bronchitis, catarrh, and even tuberculosis.
- May help combat many digestive ailments, including irritable bowel movement, gastritis, and dysentery.
- It May help in the treatment of cancer growth and tumors.
- May aid in fighting an infestation of intestinal worms.
What other names is Iceland Moss known by?
Centraria, Cetraria islandica, Eryngo-leaved Liverwort, Iceland Lichen, Lichen d’Islande, Lichen Islandicus, Liquen de Islandia, Mousse d’Islande, Musgo de Islandia.
What is Iceland Moss?
Iceland moss is a lichen. Lichens consist of algae and fungus growing together in a mutually helpful relationship. Lichens draw their nutrients from the environment and are easily contaminated. They grow well in Iceland because it is one of the least polluted countries in the world. Most of the lichens in Europe were contaminated by the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, but Iceland received much less radioactivity, and the lichens were relatively safe.
Iceland moss is used for treating irritation of the mouth and throat, loss of appetite, common cold, dry cough, bronchitis, indigestion, fevers, lung disease, kidney and bladder complaints, and the tendency toward infection.
Some people apply Iceland moss directly to poorly healing wounds.
In foods, Iceland moss is used as an emergency food source in Iceland.
In manufacturing, Iceland moss is used as a flavoring in alcoholic beverages.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for…
- Dry cough.
- Loss of appetite.
- Common cold.
- Lung disease.
- Kidney and bladder problems.
- Irritation or swelling (inflammation) of the mouth or throat.
- Wound healing, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
And if you need more reasons to drink Icelandic Herbal Tea benefits. Just look at how simple it is to make it! I mean come on, your not going to see any other recipe like this.
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Thank you for reading Icelandic Herbal Tea benefits. I hope you had fun reading this post! lookout for the 8th tea in the series!