A – Z of Herbal Remedies

Help: To find Illnesses or Conditions associated with a Herbal Remedy. Select a letter from A - Z of Herbal Remedies. Or Scroll lists. Or Use Search.

Seaweed Remedy

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.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey


A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.


UK-based trade group the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.