Fucus vesiculosus

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Herbal medicine
A seaweed which contains iodine, mannitol and mucilage; it has been used topically as an anti-inflammatory and for rheumatism, and internally for hypothyroidism (given its high iodine content), radiation exposure and heavy-metal intoxication.
Kelp should not be used in patients receiving thyroid medication, with thyroid disease or with hypertension.
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Season exerts differential effects of ocean acidification and warming on growth and carbon metabolism of the seaweed Fucus vesiculosus in the western Baltic Sea.
The reverse transcriptase activity of HIV was found to be inhibited by the sulfated fucans from the seaweed species Dictyota mertensii, Lobophora variegata, Spatoglossum schroederi and Fucus vesiculosus (155).
Decreased depth distribution of Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae) in the Western Baltic: effects of light deficiency and epibionts on growth and photosynthesis.
The algae Fucus vesiculosus mixed with clay and seawater gives rise to a peloid that can be used for thermotherapy and pelotherapy.
Genetic structure in populations of Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae) over spatial scales from 10 m to 800 km.
En 1804, cuando su expedicion partio de Veracruz rumbo a La Habana a bordo de la fragata espanola La O, recolectaron el alga Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus a la deriva en el Golfo de Mexico (Bonpland et al., 1825); los mismos Humboldt y Bonpland senalaron en la etiqueta del ejemplar de herbario (Herb.
Based on Fucus vesiculosus, a brown algae rich in phytotannins, HealSea is standardized to 11% polyphenol phloroglucinol equivalent and been clinically proven in in vivo human and animal studies to significantly increase the production of aortic nitric oxide--known for its vasorelaxant and antithrombin effects--and to reduce the susceptibility of VLDL and LDL cholesterol-rich lipoproteins to oxidation ex vivo.
Our hypotheses were as follows: (1) The brown alga Fucus vesiculosus is practically the only macrophyte species that can be found in the northern Baltic Sea during winter (Kiirikki, 1996; Kiirikki & Lehvo, 1997).
For the analysis of Baltic seawater samples collected from different regions it is possible to make use of the natural concentrating ability of the brown marine alga Fucus vesiculosus (bladder wrack).
79) opina que la encina marina de Estrabon es el alga llamada Fucus vesiculosus, que genera vesiculos analogos a bellotas y da cobijo a las almejas de la purpura (el parrafo cita buccinas y murices), muy apreciadas por los atunes, y con las mismas virtudes tintoreas que la Quercus coccifera (ver Plin., XIII, 137); tal vez esta doble coincidencia es la que motivo esta relacion entre encinas marinas y de interior.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), the seaweed of choice for thyroid healing, can be crumbled into a bowl with water and soaked overnight for a delicious seaweed salad with wakame or alarian, raw carrots and beets, garlic, ginger, sunflower seeds, and sesame oil.