Irish Moss: What To Do With It

Irish Moss, natural cold remedy, natural flu remedy, detox, Meghan Telpner

Irish Moss: What To Do With It

by Meghan Telpner

I have weird collections. It used to be shoes. Now it’s foraged mushrooms, and seaweed. Everywhere I go, I check out the local sea vegetables. People now send me gifts of seaweed from their own fair shores too (feel free!).

Nothing, however, has stolen my heart quite like Irish or Sea Moss (twin brothers from different mothers).

This unsuspecting superfood has been my top of the charts seller since I started carrying it. Not an easy thing to find but an absolute smoothie essential, if you ask me. Also a top, top, top food to eat to help with all your daily detox efforts. Cleans up the thyroid, sheds radiation, strips the gut of excess mucous buildup and other fine jazz. Makes the drinks so silky smooth, keeps all the goods you throw in there in solution, and heals the gut and thyroid like nothing else.

What’s It Good For?

You have been asking for it and at long, long last- I have put together my how-to video for Irish Moss. Now, save your Q’s ’cause I now have your A’s answered. All in this video…

If you would like written directions, they are right on over here.

In addition to the health benefits I mentioned in the video, it also helps relieve and prevent symptoms of colds and flus. How perfect for the winter months?! Irish moss is a source of potassium chloride, a nutrient which helps to dissolve catarrhs (yucky inflammation and  inducing phlegm in the mucous membranes), which cause congestion. It also contains compounds which act as natural antimicrobial and antiviral agents, helping to get rid of any infections. Hello natural cough syrup!

Cold, flu-like, and other coughy mucousy conditions the moss helps with include:

  • Sore throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chest coughs

For more on info on the powerhouse that is Irish Moss check out this post. And for recipes:

You+Irish Moss

What is your relationship with Irish Moss? Never met? Besties? Tell us in the comment section below!

Meghan is one of our guests for this year’s WISH Summit. Affectionately known as our “firecracker of friendliness” she comes out and sets a few things straight about food and healthy living! You’ll LOVE her call, so make sure you’re signed up for this year’s WISH Summit to access this interview.

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Meghan Telpner is a Toronto based nutritionista and sought after media personality thanks to her refreshingly humorous, engaging and real approach to healthy living. Her online cooking courses and health programs are improving the health of people around the world. Meghan’s book UnDiet, Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health will be released North America wide in April, 2013. Join Meghan’s community on twitter@MeghanTelpner, or on Facebook at Meghan Telpner Nutritionista. For more visit




  1. Mary says

    I have seen so many delicious sounding desserts made with Irish Moss. However, I have been unable to get myself to actually make any of them because of the bad press about carrageenan. Do you have any information on this subject?


  2. Carmel O'Brien says

    Hi Meghan Just saw this you tube. I am Irish & living in Ireland so this is a very interesting way to prepare “Carrageen” which is the name I grew up with for it & NO it is not a derivative of Irish moss as stated in video.

    Yes we still use it in the family especially for colds & flu & to generally boost a ‘run down’ body post illness/ winter etc. (immune booster)

    The water that you cooked this in is what we normally use/drink sweeten it with sugar or honey plus milk -but you can develop a ease for it unsweetened. It can also be used as a thickener. Allow it to cool with the
    milk & sugar/honey plus nutmeg or cinnamon or caraway seeds or dried fruit added so it makes a cold dessert.

    Its not to everyones taste & there are many in the family who won’t touch it or only take if they are really feeling flu symptoms.

    I liked the way you blended it & stored it. while I write this I wonder if it would be nice with blueberries added as dessert.
    Best Wishes


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