Laminaria digitata


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Laminaria digitata

(lăm-ĭ-nār′ē-ă dĭj-ĭ-tā′tă)
A genus of kelp or seaweed that, when dried, has the ability to absorb water and expand with considerable force. It has been used to dilate the uterine cervical canal in induced abortion and to induce cervical ripening. Hazards associated with the use of seaweed include cervical lacerations, accidental rupture of membranes, and infection.
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Laminaria digitata, Laminaria hyperborea, Ascophyllum nodosum and Macrocystis pyrifera [5].
Laminaria digitata (brown seaweed) is rich in compounds called fucoidans.
These huge tides are brilliant for Laminaria digitata - a seaweed used in cosmetics, toothpaste, paper, medicines, yogurt and ice-cream.
The seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the kelp species Laminaria digitata, Laminaria hyperborea, Saccharina latissima and Alaria esculenta.
Extracts of Ceramium rubrum, Mastocarpus stellatus and Laminaria digitata inhibit growth of marine and fish pathogenic bacteria at ecologically realistic concentrations.
The natural laminaria dilator is produced from the stems of Laminaria japonica or Laminaria digitata. The laminaria dilator increases its diameter by more than 3-fold through the absorbance of water, which provides the significant advantage of more rapid and gradual cervical dilation (19).
This is formulated from two kinds of essential algae rich in minerals and proteins: the blue-green algae (Phormidium Persicinum) and brown algae (Laminaria Digitata).
O'Doherty, "Effect of purified [beta]-glucans derived from Laminaria digitata, Laminaria hyperborea and Saccharomyces cerevisiae on piglet performance, selected bacterial populations, volatile fatty acids and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs," British Journal of Nutrition, vol.
The alginate is commercially obtained from farmed brown seaweeds such as Laminaria hyperborea, Laminaria digitata, Macrocystis pyrifera and Ascophyllum nodosum (Auhim and Hassan, 2013).
Adding value to marine macro-algae Laminaria digitata through its use in the separation and recovery of trivalent chromium ions from aqueous solution.
CHARACTER TAXA OF THE ALLIANCE: Alaria esculenta, Calliblepharis jubata, Chylocladia verticillata, Dilsea carnosa, Halopteris scoparia, Himanthalia elongata, Laminaria digitata, L.