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seaweed

(sē′wēd′)
n.
1. Any of numerous marine algae, such as a kelp, rockweed, or gulfweed.
2. A mass of such algae.

Sargassam

Chinese medicine
A genus of brown seaweed harvested from coastal waters which is a diuretic; it is used for thyroid conditions, to reduce phlegm, and for hernia-related and testicular pain. Some data suggest that sargassam may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and have antifungal activity.

seaweed

sea plants harvested for livestock feed; claimed to be a rich source of minerals and vitamins. When fed to laying hens may discolor yolks.
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The Philippines has become the leader in seaweed farming in the Indian Ocean.
James Jungwirth at Naturespirit Herbs in Oregon, has clean, good quality seaweeds, including capsules of powdered Fucus (best for the thyroid), as well as capsules of five powdered green and red seaweeds (for an overall nutritional approach).
He bought us a belding machine for compressing the seaweeds to fit in his truck,' Fatuma said.
Several Korean seaweeds are also used for medicinal purposes (Oh et al.
A roadmap for the seaweed industry is being prepared as demand for Philippine supplies is starting to pick up in other countries, according to the Department of Agriculture.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Bladderwrack, a large, brown seaweed rich in antioxidants and minerals, is a key component of the fecial care, body care and hair care products made by The Seaweed Bath Co.
She further stated that the seaweeds are also being used in health care products like lotions, soap, body wraps, etc.
Seaweeds are a type of algae, so huge inundations are known as 'harmful algae blooms'.
Growing use of seaweeds in human food and as agar and carrageenan is driving the market for red seaweeds and the market for brown seaweeds is increasing due to its high use in animal feed additives and fertilizers.
Now an alliance between two North East businesses has led to a global breakthrough in the field of extraction and authentication of DNA in seaweed and related products.
ENTREPRENEURS ARE HAILING SEAWEED AS A POTENTIAL "MIRACLE CROP.
We want to rehabilitate the seaweed farms that were hugely devastated during the earthquake and typhoon Yolanda, as well as encourage more Boholanos to invest in seaweed farms so there will be no need for us to import seaweeds from Indonesia, among others," Dakay said in an interview recently.