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:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
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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