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Novel Use for Irish Moss of the Day

You think moss is just there to block your gutters? Think again.

WE’VE ALL SEEN Irish moss. Most of us have surely walked on it. Some of us may even have fallen face-first into it. But who knew it could cure coughs?

Seeking a cough remedy in Sydney, redditor delabass came across this little number:


A little cursory Googling reveals that this product not only exists, but comes with its own eye-wateringly-green and shamrock-bedecked website. Which also features this little guy:


The medicine contains "a mix of seaweed extract and menthol to help relieve sore throats and relieve coughs, and has existed since 1870. So there you go.

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