List of seaweed for medical uses.
For the first 8000 years of civilization, humans relied on foods and herbs for medicine. It is only in the past 70 years that we have forgotten our medicinal "roots" in favour of patent medicines. While pharmaceuticals have their value, we should not forget the well-documented, non-toxic and inexpensive healing properties of whole foods. Our seaweed products are completely natural and from a renewable resource, without additives, free from toxins and environmentally friendly. Although herapeutic seaweed constituents can be extracted and are available and used in cases of chronic conditions, it is easier and cheaper to use whole seaweeds, not extracts. Use the seaweed uncooked if possible.
Ulva lactuca & other species
Therapy, mud, cosmetics
Codium tomentosum, fragile.
Cystoseira & species
Jania rubens, adhaerens
Coastal plants & different spec.
Alaria esculente (Wakame)
Laminaria digitate (Kombu/Kelp)
food, alginic acid, fucoidan
Laminaria saccharia,sweet kombu
Himanthalia elongata, sea spagh.
Food, fat replacement
Palmaria palmate, dulse & dillisk
Food, decoration, cold and flu, antiviral.
Chondrus crispus, Irish Moss
Carrageen, medicine, drinks, cold flu, neurological
Enteromorphe sp. Green weed
Bath, spa, medicine, slimming
Pet food, agriculture
Criste marine-rock samphire-
Vinegar, cellulite treatment