Iceland Moss

(USAN, rINNM)

💊 Chemical information

Islandiniu kerpenu gniužulas; Isländisches Moos; Islandslav; Islanninjäkälä; Izlandi zuzmó; Lichen d’Islande; Lichen islandicus; Lišejník islandský; Porost islandzki.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Iceland Moss; Lichen Islandicus). The whole or cut dried thallus of Cetraria islandica. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Iceland moss, Cetraria islandica (Parmeliaceae), is a lichen with demulcent and mild antimicrobial activity. It is included in herbal medicines for dry cough, and irritation or inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It is also used as a bitter to stimulate the appetite. Iceland moss has been used as a foodstuff and a flavouring agent.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Ger.: Isla-Mint†; Isla-Moos†; Hong Kong: Isla-Mint†; Isla-Moos†; Singapore: Isla-Mint Herbal†. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Cough Relief†; Braz.: Peitoral Angico Pelotense†; Ital.: Altea (Specie Composta)†; Balta Intimo†; Kevis; Sclerovis H; Pol.: Pectosol; Port.: Bioclin Sebo Care†; Switz.: Kernosan Elixir; Tisane pectorale et antitussive; UK: Herb and Honey Cough Elixir.
Published May 08, 2019.