Iceland Moss

Reviewed on 8/25/2021

What Is Iceland Moss Used For and How Does it Work?

Iceland moss suggested uses include bronchitis, cough, fever, indigestion/heartburn, appetite loss, sore throat, and vomiting.

Iceland moss has anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea (antiemetic), and has demulcent activity (soothes mucus membranes).

Iceland moss is reportedly also a galactogogue (promotes lactation in humans).

What Are the Dosages of Iceland Moss?

Dosages of Iceland Moss:

  • See package label

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Suggested Dosing

  • Dried Plant
    • 4-6 g/day divided orally three times daily
  • Tea
    • 1 cup several times daily. Steep or simmer 1.5-3 grams of the dried plant in 150 mL boiling water for 5-10 minutes and then strain

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Iceland Moss?

Iceland moss has no side effects at routine doses.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Iceland Moss?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Iceland moss has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Iceland moss has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Iceland moss has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Iceland moss has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Iceland Moss?

Warnings

  • This medication contains Iceland moss. Do not take Cetraria islandica and eryngo leaved liverwort if you are allergic to Iceland moss or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Contraindications

  • None

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information is available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Iceland Moss?"

Long-Term Effects

  • Gastrointestinal irritation and liver problems (if used in excessive doses and for prolonged periods)
  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Iceland Moss?"

Cautions

  • Gastrointestinal irritation and liver problems (if used in excessive doses and for prolonged periods)
  • In rare cases, external use can trigger sensitivity reactions

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • No adverse effects are known regarding Iceland moss used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/cetraria-islandica-eryngo-leaved-liverwort-Iceland-moss-344519

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