Last update Sept. 13, 2005


Low Risk

Moderately safe. Probably compatible. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

This is a moss that contains a lot of mucilage, carrageenin (Galactose polymers), much Iodine and some Arsenic. The Commission E of the German Ministry of Health has not approved any medical indication of this plant. Traditionally used as a laxative drug. It is also used to make fluids thicker or jelly-like in the food and cosmetic industry. We have to take into account its content of iodine in order to achieve WHO’s recommendations on Iodine supplementation.


We do not have alternatives for Carrageen.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Carrageen is also known as


Carrageen belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Carrageen in its composition:

  • Numoisyn™. Contains other elements than Carrageen in its composition


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