The harvesting and use of Irish Moss have been part of Caribbean culture for many years. Irish Moss, also known as Carrageen, is an excellent source of minerals and is ideal for a low fat diet. It is generally used to make a healthy drink but can also be added to soups or stews as a vegetable. In the Caribbean, Irish Moss enjoys a reputation as an aphrodisiac as well as an effective treatment for ulcers and stomach aches. The popular belief is that Irish Moss increases male potency.