Botanical Name: Fucus vesiculosus
- English: Bladderwrack
- Also, known as: Rockwood, Cutweed, black tany, Seawrack, sea oak, Kelpware, sea weed, Bladder Fucus, black tang, rockweed, cut weed, dyers fucus, red fucus, and rock wrack.
Habitat: North Sea, Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
Parts Used: Plant
Bladder wrack is a green seaweed that floats on the surface of seawater and is approximately 3 feet long. Sea vegetables have been perhaps the first sign of life on our planet. Sea vegetables provide an abundant source of all the minerals contained in sea water and a high concentration of iodine, which is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland to produce its hormone, thyroxin. Seaweeds are consumed daily by millions of people in Asia and parts of Europe. It was the original source of iodine
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herb to any super food herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herb with honey or glycerin to make paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, gives you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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