Iceland moss Cough Syrup

Iceland moss syrup and tea that soothe cough

Iceland moss is one of the most popular herbal remedies to treat cough and a number of inflammatory conditions of the pharynx. This phenomenal sight for a sore throat should be included in your home pharmacy, whether we are taking about medicinal tea, pills or you will use syrup whose recipe we will be happy to share on this occasion. This natural remedy for cough is not only that, but it is much more: it raises your immunity, rejuvenate exhausted and jaded body, especially after illness. It is recommended that both adults and children, but with caution avoid side effects due to an overdose.


This moss in Latin bears the name - Lichen islandicus. Many of us on the basis of its title say it is a plant that grows only in Iceland, but this is again a completely wrong conclusion. Its name comes from the fact that there it was recorded for the first time when it has been used as a medicinal plant. It is true that Iceland moss actually grows on almost the entire northern hemisphere on the remote north, where it serves as a food to a modest reindeer. In these distant areas it also serves man as a food and is the main substitute for cereals because out of the crushed and dried moss, nutritious, healthy and medicinal porridge is made on fire. Moss often occurs on a wide variety of mountain areas, especially in the more sacred forests (pine), as well as the high-altitude pastures, it can be found among the rocks and especially on the large open spaces, which are often under the influence of a stronger wind. Unlike other lichens it grows on this type of soil. It is not broken down into leaves, stems and root, because it belongs to a special type of plant organisms, whose talus (the vegetative body) is made up of fungi and algae. Talus of lichen is a creature similar to a leaf of about ten centimetres high, which is a short thread-like bodies which reinforces acre. Because its talus is upright it is a part of a bush family and its growth is quite irregularly branched like in a small bush .This plant is often referred to as Icelandic moss, which leads to a misconception that it is a moss. This name comes from the time when in botany there was no difference between the moss and lichen. According to today's view, the plant is eczema, which was the reason her real name is Iceland moss. The side of lichen facing the sun has olive to brown-green colour, while the underside is light grey in colour with distinctive white spots. Branches are grooved, on top sometimes extended and irregular. The lower parts of the talus are reddish in colour. While fresh lichen is leathery-tough, in the dry state it is extremely fragile and brittle, and is far lighter in colour. The plant has a bad smell, and taste is insipid, bitter and mucous.
Cough syrup that dissolves mucus

It is always plucked as a whole, only when the weather is completely dry and suitable, regardless of the time (when weather permits it). Iceland moss should be well cleaned of all impurities, needles from sawmills, moss, and is then placed in the shade to dry. This valuable medicinal plant contains more than 50 percent of mucus in its composition, then vitamin B12, lichen starch, lichen bitter acid, cetrarin – bitter matter, lichenin, rubber, sugar and some exceptional antibiotic substances, which to this day have not been fully explored. Science believes that this lichen contains a largest amount of iodine in relation to all other terrestrial plants. Out of mineral substances the presence of mainly silicas has been confirmed and some essential oils. B12 vitamin is one of the most effective substances for anemia. But the most famous is Iceland moss cough syrup because it very effectively dissolves mucus and today it is widespread on the market. Very good results can be achieved in the treatment of diseases such as bronchial catarrh, cough, whooping cough, colds accompanied by excessive mucus secretion, in all lung diseases, as well as in weak lungs, tendency to colds in the slightest weather changes caused by climate change and the like. Christoph Wilhelm Hufenland, known as the most prominent physician practitioner at the beginning of the nineteenth century in Germany and the author of numerous works, appreciated Iceland moss as medicine and recommended it for extremely severe lung disease, especially with severe pulmonary tuberculosis, not only because seriously ill lungs completely expel the tough and very difficult soluble mucus, but also because it strongly encourages the entire respiratory tract (analeptic) and retains the power loss, which in this disease usually occurs. Already at a dilution of a concoction of Icelandic lichen tea one compared to one thousand (1: 1000), further development of tuberculosis is inhibited.  Eczema has the property that enhances and strengthens the weakened body, which is of great importance in the state of exhaustion of any kind, for example, during or after serious diseases, with major blood loss after surgery or accidents, after smallpox, severe infections, diseases of the stomach, intestines and so on.


Iceland moss syrup has positive effect on the secretion of milk in nursing mothers, but should not be applied if there is inflammation of the breasts or nipples. Must not be used by pregnant women, but with a moderate amount of required consultations with the doctor. Further application are diseases of the intestines and stomach: frequent acute or chronic diarrhoea or constipation, difficulty and discomfort in the digestion of food, catarrh of the intestines and stomach, eliminating abnormal processes during digestion and normalizes the secretion of bile. It is well known and proven that Iceland moss establishes the perfect balance of stomach acid, whether there is too little or more than necessary. With anemia it is also recommended, because the medicinal substance cetrarin activates the production of white and red blood cells in the proper balance and proportion. If we mention that Icelandic lichen syrup helps with Bright's disease (inflammation of the kidneys) and under certain conditions can significantly contribute to improving the general state of diabetic patients, this healing plant must be given more attention, despite its somewhat unattractive appearance. These versatile and valuable healing properties of syrup and tea from Icelandic lichen, have again been scientifically proven by numerous clinical trials. It has a remarkable antibiotic effects that are somewhat comparable with penicillin and its operation. It should be noted that irrational and excessive use of such a valuable plant can cause very adverse effects, overdose and prolonged use can cause irritation of the organs of digestion and interfere with the work of our liver. The amount and duration of its application will be determined the best by a doctor on the basis of careful observation.


Tea Iceland moss is typically cooked with one full teaspoon of dried herbs and boiled in a cup (2 dl) of water and after that let it sit for about ten minutes. Tea made from Iceland lichen should be drunk only unsweetened, in some small gulps, up to three cups a day. As a tea for cough you can use it twice. Here is how to do it: Dry Icelandic lichen is immersed during the night in colder water, so in the morning strain it and heat a little. After that that it is filtered, and re-immersed in cold water. Allow it to stand all day, and at night put it only briefly to boil, drain and again you can drink it in small sips, warm, lukewarm or chilled - how you most like it. It is important to remember never to be long cooked-though it is sometimes wrongly recommended - with the addition of baking soda, due to the release of the bitter cetrarne acid. A little chilled tea from Icelandic lichen, in the opinion of most experts of folk medicine, can be used as a cold compress at night for a sore throat. According to the recipe of Icelandic folk medicine, medicinal drink after the disease is used to strengthen and regaining body strength, is prepared in the following way: as a daily amount about 20 grams of dry plants is taken and immersed in cold water for at least five to six hours. Then, this water is gently poured, and softened plant is kneaded and from this tea is prepared, to which about half a teaspoon of anise is added to, and after that filter it and cool, sweeten with the quality local honey. And in the traditional Swiss folk medicine many used dried and crushed into powder Iceland moss, as well as medicinal powder for wounds. In Switzerland it is highly valued as a versatile drug for natural healing.

Iceland lichen for human and animal health

Icelandic lichen syrup is an excellent tool that will very well refresh and strengthen after illness. It is prepared by soaking lichen overnight in the cooler water, after which it is briefly steamed and finally filtrated. To improve its taste a little finely grated chocolate can be added. This juice except that it quenches thirst and refreshes perfectly, can be used daily and is especially recommended for dehydration due to illness. If you are diabetic, you can also make it with the regular, grate chocolate for diabetics. Another excellent proposal for diabetics is to try the bread prepared from dry Icelandic lichen, which is very healthy and nutritious. Iceland moss is also called as the best cough syrup for children and adults, but should never be used on your own initiative, without consultation with an expert. Except for the people this eczema it is useful in many ways for animals, so for example tea from Icelandic lichen is given to farm animals, as well as the medicinal drink is given to animals with loss of will for food, with many intestinal diseases, strong colic, as well as coughing and all lung diseases, including tuberculosis.

With blood loss due to severe injuries, Iceland moss will act favourably, and as a powder it can be used for dusting wounds and has many uses in veterinary medicine.