Icelandic moss, also known as lung lichen or fever moss, is found in the cooler temperate latitudes of the northern hemisphere - for example in Iceland or Norway. There the medicinal plant grows on mountain heaths, in moors, but also in open forests. The growth is antler-like and the branched shoots are 4-12 cm tall and form carpets lying loosely on the ground. Around the 17th century, healers spread the knowledge of lichen across Europe. The number of plants is declining due to human influence, which is why it is protected in many places.
Icelandic moss and its effects:
irritated mucous membranes in the mouth and throat
Sore throat and dry cough
Difficulty breathing due to dry heating air
Loss of appetite
Inflammation of the stomach lining
Inflammation of the intestinal lining
too little breast milk
Use and dosage: Icelandic moss can be bought dried as tea, in tea mixtures or as a ready-made preparation in the form of cough syrup, lozenges, candies, drops or tincture.
Tip: In natural medicine, Icelandic moss is traditionally used for weakness and exhaustion. Anyone who is subjected to a lot of stress in their everyday life and often feels drained should be able to regain more vitality with an Icelandic moss tea, for example.
Important: In the pharmacy or your family doctor you can ask how often you should take the Icelandic moss product! The information on this page is not a substitute for medical or pharmaceutical advice!