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Other Names: Seaweed, Sea Weed, Bladderwrack, Bladder Fucus, Black Tang, Fucus Vesiculosus
Traditional Usages: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acid Reflux, Warts, Baldness, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Thyroid Disorders, Nutrients for Bone and Joint Health,
Recources: Europe, North Atlantic Shores, Mediterranean, Ireland, Scotland
Parts Used: Whole Plant
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy

Seaweed - Natural remedy for Thyroid Disorders: Iodine is necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid. If your iodine level is low, then a goiter can develop. This is a condition where the thyroid swells up making breathing and swallowing difficult. Sea vegetables and seafood high in iodine can help treat this. Specific examples of sea vegetables include dulse, kelp, arame, Kombu, nori, wakame and hijike spirulina. Kelp, Nori and Kombu can be added to food such as soups. These are also available in supplement form. Dried kelp contains iodine, which helps boost thyroid hormone production in the thyroid gland.

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Health Issues

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