Iceland moss


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ce·tra·ri·a

(sē-trā'rē-ă),
The dried plant, Cetraria islandica (family Parmeliaceae), a lichen, not a moss, used as a demulcent and as a folk remedy for bronchitis.
Synonym(s): Iceland moss
[L. caetra, a short Spanish shield (from shape of the apothecia)]

Iceland moss

n.
A brittle, grayish-brown lichen (Cetraria islandica) of Arctic and alpine regions, sometimes used as a food or in medicine.

Iceland moss

Cetraria islandica, a lichen native to Iceland.
A llichen that contains fumaric acids, iodine, and mucilage, which is antimicrobial and expectorant; it has been used for respiratory tract infections—e.g., tuberculosis—and as a bitter to stimulate and soothe the gastrointestinal tract

Iceland moss,

n.pr Latin name:
Cetraria islandica; parts used: entire plant; uses: cold, respiratory ailments, bacterial infections, HIV; precautions: patients with liver disease; can cause hepatotoxicity. Also called
consumption moss, eryngo-leaved liverwort, or
Iceland lichen.
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The air-dried, powdered Iceland moss material was extracted in a Soxhlet apparatus with petroleum ether for 16 h to obtain crude extract.
It also contains pryophosphates to prevent tartar and Iceland moss to prevent gum disease, while jojoba oil softens gums.
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