Kelp Powder Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: Black Tany, Bladderwrack, Bladder Focus, Cutweed, Hai-ts'ao (Chinese Name), Kelpware, Seaweed, Sea Oak, Seawrack
Scientific Name: Fucus Versiculosis L., Laminariaceae, Algae Family
Common Uses: Expectorant, demulcent, emollient, alterative, diuretic, nutritive, thyroid tonic, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, metabolic stimulant Soothes irritated throat and mucous membranes, soothes cough, dissolves firm masses such as tumors, treats enlarged thyroid, scrofula, lymph node enlargements, normalizes a weak or enlarged prostate gland, swollen and painful testes, and reduces edema. Reported to be very beneficial to the sensory nerves, membranes surrounding the brain, spinal cord, and brain tissue. Use for hair loss, goiter, ulcers, and obesity. Good for arteries, rheumatism, and nails. Protects from effects of radiation, and softens stools. Good for those with mineral deficiency. Obesity (overweight) is seldom seen among the Polynesians and other races who use seaweeds as a regular part of their daily diet.
*Warnings: Generally contraindicated for patients with weak or deficient spleen or stomach. Like many sea creatures, kelp is at risk from heavy metal pollution. Do not collect kelp where levels of cadmium and/or mercury are known to be high. Chemical solutions of iodine or iodide enter the circulation almost instantaneously and larger amounts may cause allergic reactions unless used under close medical supervision. Plant iodine is absorbed slowly with other elements and rarely (if at all) causes sensitizing reactions when taken in reasonable amounts.
Origin: Thrives in the salty waters of the Atlantic Ocean along the rocky shores.