Simple Herbal Extracts | Bladderwrack



Botanical Name

Fucus vesiculosus

Part Used



None *

Traditional Information*

Bladderwrack is a common seaweed, rich in minerals and trace elements. It has a long history of use as an alterative and nutritive herb. In small amounts it can mildly stimulate underactive thyroid function, especially in people with iodine or trace mineral deficiencies. This “brown” seaweed contains immune enhancing polysaccharides as well as potassium iodide, which show inhibitory activity for some types of cancer.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.