Iceland moss


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Iceland moss

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

n
(Plants) a lichen, Cetraria islandica, of arctic regions and N Europe, with brownish edible fronds
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Ice′land moss′


n.
an edible lichen, Cetraria islandica, of arctic regions.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.Iceland moss - lichen with branched flattened partly erect thallus that grows in mountainous and Arctic regionsIceland moss - lichen with branched flattened partly erect thallus that grows in mountainous and Arctic regions; used as a medicine or food for humans and livestock; a source of glycerol
Cetraria, genus Cetraria - foliose lichens chiefly of northern latitudes
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The second 'spontaneous' drink I had to make in 45 minutes was called Smokey Valley and was a sour with Reyka Vodka, with rose liqueur, fresh lemon, pressed pear, homemade lapsang souchong tea syrup, Iceland moss and Icelandic lava salt with egg white."
With this in mind, we have developed a novel anti-aging moisturizer: Hydractin-LMF (INCI: Propanediol, water, polypodium vulgare rhizome extract, Cetraria islandica (Iceland moss) thallus extract, Sphagnum magellanicum extract, citric acid).
Background: The lichen compound (+)-protolichesterinic acid (+)-PA, isolated from Iceland moss, has antiproliferative effects on several cancer ceil lines.