Iceland moss is a lichen, drugs from which have antiseptic, antibacterial, tonic and antimicrobial action.
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Drugs that contain Icelandic tsetrarii raw materials possess antiseptic properties, exhibit high activity against streptococci, staphylococci and some other microorganisms, have a softening effect, liquefy sputum and contribute to its excretion.
Indications for use
- Atonia of the intestine, diarrhea, constipation, gastritis, peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer;
- Whooping cough;
- Bronchial asthma;
Externally, preparations from Icelandic moss are used to treat burns, trophic ulcers and infected wounds.
- Breastfeeding period;
- Hypersensitivity to the active substances in the composition of the lichen.
Icelandic Homemade Moss Medicines
For dysbacteriosis, inflammation of the intestines and constipation, extract is used. To prepare it, 200 g of crushed moss is poured over 2 liters of water and infused for 24 hours, then filtered and the total volume evaporated 2 times in a water bath. Ready extract is taken orally on 1 tablespoon 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
For the treatment of bronchitis and colds it is recommended to take a decoction. To prepare it, 2 tablespoons of the crushed raw materials are poured with 4 cups of boiling water, and then boiled over low heat for 5 minutes, then cooled and filtered. Ready broth is taken orally for 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day.
Before using medicines from Icelandic moss, it is recommended to consult a doctor.