Carrageen Moss Drink – good for sore throats and chesty coughs
It’s really easy to make a nourishing soothing drink from Carrageen Moss. It makes a jelly-like thick drink which, when you add lots of honey and lemon juice, tastes pretty OK and really feels like its doing you good. I personally use the dried seaweed you buy in most healthfood shops – but if you are very keen you can harvest it yourself in Ireland!
What you need:
Carrageen Moss – a good handful of the dried seaweed (about 5 grams)
1 Organic un-waxed lemon
1 Teaspoon manuka honey or local honey per person
1 pint cold water (preferably spring water or filtered water)
Juice your lemon. Put the carrageen moss into a medium stainless steel pan, add water to cover, add the shell of the lemon if it is organic, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice. To serve, strain into a large mug and add honey to taste. keep the pan near the stove and heat up more as needed.
You can also add sage leaves or thyme leaves – sage is good for sore throats and thyme for chesty coughs.
Drink as often as you need to – 3 to 4 mugs a day while you are feeling under the weather always works for me!