Marie shared with us her Carrageen Moss Cough Cure on our recent Seaweed Forage – Keep it safe people!
Put about 20g dried dilisk in a saucepan with about 1300 mls of water and soak until the seaweed goes soft – about 10-15 mins.
Then bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer immediately and simmer for about 15 mins, until the liquid thickens a little.
Strain about 1/3 rd of the liquid through a sieve, and transfer into a glass.
Add some lemon and honey or even blackcurrant juice to taste and drink preferably at bedtime.
Place the remaining seaweed/ liquid in a glass / porcelain jug / bowl, cover and leave somewhere cool or in the fridge.
Next day – or evening – warm it gently and again, strain off half the liquid, flavour and drink.
Repeat and take final drink on 3rd day.
You can place the leftover seaweed on the compost heap.
A persistent cough may require 3 more days of “treatment”, if so, repeat the full dose, starting with a fresh 20g of carrageen.