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Bladderwrack, Fucus vesiculosis
Parts used: Whole thallus.
Constituents: Trace metals (Iodine 0,1%), Phenolic compounds, Mucilage.
Minerals: zinc, iron, manganese copper, molybdenum and cobalt.
Actions: Thyroid modulator, Anti-obesity, Anti-rheumatic mild, Demulcent, Immune stimulant.
Indications:
Thyroid problems; hypothyroidsim, myxoedema, obesity, lymphadenoid goiter.
Slow mental/physical development in children, rickets.
Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrocystic breast disease, arteriosclerosis.
Constipation, GI tract, slow digestion, general debility.
Hypertension, anaemia, fatigue, palpitations.
Protects against environmental toxins and radiation, increase circulation and helps to lower cholesterol, constitutional weakness.
Helps to displace arsenic and mercury.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.
Energetics: salty, sweet, cooling. Dosha: V-PK+.
Meridians: liver, stomach, kidney, bladder.
Contraindications: Cardiac problems, pregnancy, lactation.
Caution: Hyperthyroidism.