Sphagnum moss

Sphagnum moss

During World War 1, cotton was in high demand for the manufacture of uniforms and explosives. For bandages, doctors turned to use sphagnum moss. It can hold up to 22 times its own weight in liquid and is twice as absorptive as cotton. The moss is also antiseptic, making the surrounding environment acidic.

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