Winter is here and I hope you got to dry and store your foraged seaweeds to use throughout the season, until new growth next spring. If not, you can buy most varieties in your local health shop or quality supermarket.
Carrageen is one worth having in the store cupboard. Known also by the names Carrageen Moss, Irish Moss, it is often sold bleached to a creamy white.
To make a drink to cure coughs, colds, congestion and chest ailments:
Put a small handful of dried carrageen into 1.5 litres of water and soak for 10 mins until the carrageen is soft. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 – 15 mins. Strain the liquid through a sieve. Pour 1/3rd into a glass and add lemon juice and honey (or blackcurrant cordial such as ribena) to taste. Drink a glass each night for 3 days. (Warm liquid gently before drinking).
This cure has worked so many times!!