Bladderwrack

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Common name: Kelp/Bladderwrack, Fucus, Seaweed, dried

Parts used: Whole plant

Traditional use: Kelp is commonly used in herbal medicine to stimulate the thyroid function, and can be effective in weight loss as part of a low calorie diet. Bladderwrack has been praised as a weight loss tool for generations and many people are starting to realise how beneficial it can be. When your body is working at a high level and burning off more fat, you also suppress the appetite, thereby preventing obesity and the other related health issues that come along with it. The consumption of seaweed has also been associated with lower cancer rates

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Common name: Kelp/Bladderwrack, Fucus, Seaweed, dried

Parts used: Whole plant

Traditional use: Kelp is commonly used in herbal medicine to stimulate the thyroid function, and can be effective in weight loss as part of a low calorie diet. Bladderwrack has been praised as a weight loss tool for generations and many people are starting to realise how beneficial it can be. When your body is working at a high level and burning off more fat, you also suppress the appetite, thereby preventing obesity and the other related health issues that come along with it. The consumption of seaweed has also been associated with lower cancer rates

Constituents: Volatile oil, bitter principles, mannite, colouring, soda, iodine, bromine compounds of sodium and potasium.

Actions: Analgesic, Antiscorbutic, Appetite Depressant, Laxative

Medicinal use: Supplies vitamin B12, otherwise found almost exclusively in animal products, and is a concentrated source of minerals, including iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. As a source of iodine, it assists in the production of of thyroid hormones, which are necessary for maintaining healthy metabolism in all cells of the body. The brown algae known as Bladderwrack is a particularly common source of kelp.

Dosage & forms: Powdered form. Can be added to smoothies or green juice. Tincture 30-60ml per week maximum.

Caution: Over use can provide too much iodine (hypothyroidism)

Folk-lore: Kelp used in herbal medicine is harvested when the plant is small and the entire plant is used. Kelp is harvested year-round in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean and off the coasts of Japan

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