With Green being the in-thing it is no surprise that Natural Cures are becoming a Universal currency. Herbs and Traditional Cures are gentle on our body and provide long-term solutions. I’m not sure whether you have heard about Bladderwrack. This form of Sea Weed has lots of uses and has been used for centuries. With the New Year around the corner – it is a good time to increase our awareness about this wonderful Gift from Mother Earth.
What is Bladderwrack Fucus Vesiculosus
Bladderwrack is a Sea Weed/Kelp which is usually found along the Coasts of the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans and the Baltic and the North Seas. In case you are unfamiliar with this name you may have one of the common names of this gift from the depth of the oceans —> Rockweed, Sea Oak, Red Fucua, Black Tang, etc.
The fronds of this Sea Plant have nearly spherical air bladders and sometimes it is confused with Fucus Spiralis, with which it Hybridises.
Uses of Bladderwrack
Bladderwrack is a rich source of many nutrients like Iodine, Bromine, Mannitol, Zeaxanthin, Beta-Carotene, Potassium, Volatile Oils, and many other Minerals. Therefore it is not surprising that it is used for various uses around the planet. Some of the prominent ones are ~
1. Since it is a rich source of Iodine Bladderwrack is used as a treatment for underactive thyroid glands and goitre in Herbal Medicine.
2. Bladderwrack is also used for treating women with abnormal menstrual cycling patterns and menstrual-related disease histories.
3. Readers will be happy to note that this Seaweed has also earned a name for itself in helping patients with Rheumatism and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
4. The natural Alginates in Bladderwrack help us feel full thereby reducing our appetite.
5. Last but certainly not the least Bladderwrack seems to be effective in addressing the issue of Lipid Balance related to Obesity.
Bladderwrack Fucus Vesiculosus is a prominent Ingredient of the recently launched Quantrim Diet Pills, which have been selling like Hot Cakes. Please stay tuned for more content on Bladderwrack and its use as a Weight Loss Herb.
Image Credit ~ Wikipedia Fucus Vesiculosus