Sphagnum moss (Sphagnum recurvum) Native

Sphagnum moss (Sphagnum recurvum)

Parts used: above ground portions

Medicinal and other uses: The dried moss is light and absorbent; it contains preservatives, an antibiotic, and possibly iodine. A close relative (S. cymbifolium), has been used for centuries to dress wounds and aid healing

Cautions: None known (Bremness 292).   

Sphagnum moss Sphagnum recurvum

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