Simple Herbal Extracts | Kelp



Botanical Name

Nereocystis luetkeana

Part Used



Hyperthroidism, Long-term therapeutic use is not recommended; take with adequate liquid*

Traditional Information*

A common edible seaweed that is rich in minerals and sodium alginate--a natural chelating agent. Kelp is used in small amounts to stimulate an underactive thyroid gland and can also be used for hot/dry lung conditions such as asthma and dry cough.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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