Sea Moss has been around for thousands of years and has been used since the 1800's by different cultures for several different reasons. It has become more popular in beauty products as well as in the herbal supplement world. If you're like most people, you're thinking "what is sea moss?"
Sea Moss, also known as Irish Moss, is a type of algae that is found in the ocean near Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and North America. Sea Moss is said to contain 92 of the 102 minerals that the bodies needs to function properly. If you're like me, you might be wondering, "why haven't I heard of this amazing, all-natural cure all?" There are so many different views on Irish Moss and opinions about it's "healing powers." Dr. Sebi, a well known herbalist, said that sea moss changed his life and that it does everything.
When taken as a supplement, Sea Moss has the ability to:
help with proper thyroid function
boost your immunity
increase your energy level
improve your digestive system and regulate bowel movement
increase libido and fertility
support weight loss
act as a natural detox
reduce blood pressure
When used a topical Sea Moss has the ability to:
reduce blemishes and stretchmarks
clear eczema and psoriasis
Sea Moss is suggested to be a super supplement and is proven to have cancer prevention properties. A study conducted by Crawford and Boisvert (2006) showed results that mosses and ferns have the ability to treat and prevent some cancers. Research suggests that the novel plant extract formulations have potential therapeutic and preventive value in the treatment of diverse solid tumor malignancies (Crawford and Boisvert, 2006). Crawford and Boisvert (2006) also suggest that the extracts from the moss and ferns could prevent cancer patients from having to undergo chemotherapy.
I've started taking sea moss myself and I can say that I have seen a difference in the way that I feel. I've also started working on a face masque and a deep conditioner to include this amazing algae. Let me know your thoughts on Irish Moss and if you plan on using it!
Until next time! Continue to naturally redefine your beauty
Crawford, S. C., & Boisvert, E. (2006). Biological extracts* from moss and fern species display potent therapeutic and preventive anticancer effects in preclinical studies of diverse solid tumours.