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.

Name/Species

Applications

 

Ulva lactuca & other species

 Therapy, mud, cosmetics

 

Codium tomentosum, fragile.

 Collagen, cosmetics

   

Caulerpa racemosa

 Medicine

     

Halimeda

 Medicine

     

Cystoseira & species

 Fucoidan

    

Dictyota, dictyopteris

 Cosmetics

     

Padina pavonica

 Dermotology, medical

    

Phorphyra

 Therapy, muds

     

Gracilaria verrucosa

 Agar, fertilizer

  

Jania rubens, adhaerens

 Cosmetics

    

Acanthopora

 Alternative medicine

     

lithothamnium

 Natural calcerus

    

Galaxaura filamentosa

 Calcerus, decorativa

    

Laurencia

 Alternative medicine

    

Coastal plants & different spec.

 Food, medicine

    

Saltwater plants

 Food

     

Alaria esculente (Wakame)

 Food

     

Laminaria digitate (Kombu/Kelp)

 food, alginic acid, fucoidan

   

Laminaria saccharia,sweet kombu

 Food, wine

     

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

 Food

     

Fucus vesiculosus

 Bath, spa, medicine, slimming

     

Fucus serratus

 Bath, spa, 

     

Ascophyllum nodosum

 Pet food, agriculture

  

Criste marine-rock samphire-

 Vinegar, cellulite treatment

    

Crithjmum maritimum

 

 

 

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