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Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed. People use the whole plant to make medicine.

Bladderwrack is used for many conditions, but, so far, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them. It’s also important to note that it’s not safe to take bladderwrack by mouth.

Bladderwrack is used for thyroid disorders including underactive thyroid(myxedema), over-sized thyroid gland (goiter), and iodine deficiency. It is also used for obesity, arthritis, joint pain, “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), digestive disorders, heartburn, “blood cleansing,” constipation, bronchitis, emphysema, urinary tract disorders, and anxiety. Other uses include boosting the immune system and increasing energy.

Some people also apply bladderwrack to the skin for skin diseases, burns, aging skin, and insect bites.

Don’t confuse bladderwrack with bladderwort.

How does it work?

Bladderwrack, like many sea plants, contains varying amounts of iodine, which is used to prevent or treat some thyroid disorders. Bladderwrack products may contain varying amounts of iodine, which makes it an inconsistent source of iodine. Bladderwrack also contains algin, which can act as a laxative to help the stool pass through the bowels.

 

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Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed. People use the whole plant to make medicine.

Bladderwrack is used for many conditions, but, so far, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them. It’s also important to note that it’s not safe to take bladderwrack by mouth.

Bladderwrack is used for thyroid disorders including underactive thyroid(myxedema), over-sized thyroid gland (goiter), and iodine deficiency. It is also used for obesity, arthritis, joint pain, “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), digestive disorders, heartburn, “blood cleansing,” constipation, bronchitis, emphysema, urinary tract disorders, and anxiety. Other uses include boosting the immune system and increasing energy.

Some people also apply bladderwrack to the skin for skin diseases, burns, aging skin, and insect bites.

Don’t confuse bladderwrack with bladderwort.

How does it work?

Bladderwrack, like many sea plants, contains varying amounts of iodine, which is used to prevent or treat some thyroid disorders. Bladderwrack products may contain varying amounts of iodine, which makes it an inconsistent source of iodine. Bladderwrack also contains algin, which can act as a laxative to help the stool pass through the bowels.

 

So now you know 

comments (12)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 Sep 2018, 02:37
i've never heard of it or seen it before

i must say it's very photogenic and i like how you've filled the frame with it

it puts me in mind of green olives

so, pretty much people are hoping it will cure anything, everything or something and so far it may cure nothing

intriguing
Bill Phillips: It is a very common sight around our coasts Sherri.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Sep 2018, 05:02
Gorgeous!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ray. This stuff means seaside to me!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:19
Oh yes, I know this seaweed from our North-Sea, but it looks a bit browner.
Bill Phillips: It is a common sight here Philine
  • Chris
  • erehwoN toN
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:26
I like that "seaside" smell when its damp too..
Bill Phillips: Indeed so! It can get a bit too seaside in the smell department
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2018, 06:41
And it is a beautiful picture, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you Lisl I am delighted you think so
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Sep 2018, 08:44
I will hold this in the utmost respect, just as I do with mushrooms.
Bill Phillips: One should respect both mushrooms and seaweed
This stuff makes for an interesting picture, and thanks for digging out the information.
Bill Phillips: It does doesn't it?
It is found here and is mostly fun to play with when you find it on the beach.
Bill Phillips: It can get a bit pongy after a while grin
I don't know about its medicinal properties, Bill, but you sure made a super image from it.
Bill Phillips: I think the medicinal properties sound a bit dubious Beverly
Great shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Sep 2018, 20:24
Ive seen this seaweed before but never knew what it was called. It makes for a cracking image.
Bill Phillips: A brown Algae which is rather photogenic
Wonderful shot - and I'm so glad to have all this info about it!
Bill Phillips: A common sight on the beach

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