Benefits of Moss
Moss is a very small, hardy, and green ancient plant. Just like all other plants, it takes nutrients from water and light but grows very slowly than others. Experts say that this Moss has existed before humans on this planet. That,s why Moss has over 12,000 species around the world now. It has a life cycle of 0-10 years, based on environment and species. Moss is mostly seen in moist areas. Moss is a seedless, flowerless, and rootless plant that only has leaves, stems and, stringy filament known as rhizoids. These stringy filaments help in sticking to the rocks and trees. With time they produce ferns like spores and spread over the area slowly. This flowerless plant exists in every part of the world except the salty regions and salty waters. As we have mentioned that Moss needs a clean and good environment, if you found Moss in an area, this a sign of a good environment.
How to Grow the Moss?
If you are planning to use Moss in your garden or other area but now sure how to do this, here we are to help you. Mosses grown is lawns look very attractive and enticing. You can ask a gardener to do this job for you. There are hundreds of people offering their services with dozens of varieties. Growing this plant will not cost you much, and also, it needs less maintenance. It absorbs a lot of harmful toxins from wet areas, making them clean and also keeping the soil erosion free due to its water-absorbing properties. There are so many benefits of growing Moss instead of other plants and grass in your lawn.
Aids the Environment
There are so many things that are polluting our environment. Even the usage of various chemicals and fertilizers in gardening also making our natural water source unsafe. Unlike other plants, Moss needs less or even no chemicals to grow up. It can grow in almost every condition and environment. If you don’t water it for weeks, it can still survive. For some reason, if your plant has gone dead, it will grow again on its own. It means you need to buy Moss only once in many years.
Making Environment Clean and Preventing Soil Erosion
There are so many sites with mineral toxins where our regular plants can,t grow properly, even if we use high-quality fertilizer, soil, and special nutrients. But on the other hand, Moss not only grows in these sites but also absorbs the toxins and makes the soil clean so other plants can also grow there easily. Different types of Moss perform differently in cleaning the toxins from soil. Some do it quicker, while some take longer. Some species that are particularly used for cleaning toxins include sheet moss, cap moss, tree apron moss, carpet moss, and cushion moss. While Moss grows less in salty soils, these species can also perform well in salty situations. In many countries, governments used salt to make roads usable throughout the winter season, making the contaminated water dangerous for regular plants. But Moss can easily survive in such conditions and give your lawn a green look year-round. Experts say that mos plants can absorb ten times more water than their weight. This means it will make your wet soil or lawn erosion-free.
Medicinal Benefits of Moss
In more than 12,000 species of Moss, researchers found a species named Liverwort in New Zealand, Costa Rica, and Japan. It,s gaining global attention due to its medicinal benefits of treating nausea, inflammation, and muscle cramps, just like cannabis. But the major difference is it will not make you high, unlike cannabis or marijuana. Researchers did experiments on animals and found that Moss can affect just like THC (the psychoactive chemical in cannabis) without making you addicted to it. It also helps you releasing stress and make you happy by reducing the inflammatory process of your brain.
Along with that, another research did by the University of Adelaide and found that Moss has a polysaccharide named complex carbohydrate which helps in cleansing the gut. But researchers warned that there is still a lot of research and observation is needed before you start eating it. Until then, you should not use it orally. There may be a lot of health benefits of eating Moss, but there is a lot of time required to reach any result.
Moss also removes an extensive amount of CO2 from the air to make it clean and purified to inhale. This is the reason why so many nations are seeing a trend of growing Moss. It also provides year-round greenery to your lawns and gardens, no matter if there is a shortage of water.
There are over 34 species of Moss available in the US, which are considered best for gardening. As we have mentioned that Moss can survive in almost every type of environment, it is the best option for your shady gardens.
By absorbing harmful toxins and minerals from the soil, Moss makes it perfect for growing regular plants on this soil. It needs no suitable environment or anything such; Moss can grow on low pH surfaces. In old times, the Moss was used as an antibiotic to treat wounds and as first aid to stop bleeding. Sites where Moss is grown, have fewer mosquitos than other areas. If you plant Moss in areas with low pH levels, it will help in reducing the growth of grass and other similar things.
Studies also indicate that Moss is also used widely during WWII and WWI as a first aid to wounded soldiers, which shows that people still use it as an antibiotic. A study also suggested that Moss reduces fat in your body to help your weight loss journey. At the same time, it is also considered good for patients with lungs related diseases such as Asthma and COPD.
Due it,s dozens of advantages, you should consider growing it in your lawns and gardens. Always feel free to drop us our thoughts. Thanks for reading till the end!