The Therapeutic Effects of Icelandic Moss
Icelandic moss has been used to treat all kinds of ailments throughout the centuries. Nowadays, the specific species in this picture is rarely used for this purpose – but it will look lovely on your wall!
As a lichen, Icelandic moss can be easily contaminated since it draws its nutrients from the environment. Luckily, Iceland is one of the least polluted countries in the world, so it’s a wonderful environment for this moss to grow in.
Moss grows slowly, so travelers are warned not to alter the moss in any way while out in nature. If it’s damaged, it will take a long time for the scar to heal. But no worries – no moss was harmed during the making of this photo!
In this picture you can also see some tiny green shrubs – these are crowberry bushes. Every August in Iceland marks the season for these small black berries. You’ll see many locals rushing out into nature to pick them along with blueberries.