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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.
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A Handbook of the British Seaweeds. London, UK: British Museum; 1931.
Jungwirth has been yanking seaweed from rocky intertidal areas on the coast since 1989 and selling it in a mail-order business, www.naturespiritherbs.com.
Aileen Ramadan, 41, a member of the group, said seaweeds are a blessing to their community.
Changes in ocean temperature, light intensity and salinity can cause seaweeds to suffer from ice-ice, a disease that induces whitening and hardening of its tissues and ultimately, adversely affects the farmers' crop yield.
Seaweeds then incorporate the nitrogen and phosphorous into their tissues to help them grow, much the same way nutrient cycling works in a kitchen garden, with lettuces thriving on a composted cow manure supplement.
As one of the world's largest buyers of seaweed, DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont N&H) works to ensure its products are produced in ways that protect the ecosystems and communities in which the business operates.
(RP Energy), the developer of a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, to allow several communities in Zambales to take advantage of the huge global demand for seaweed.
In 2011, luck knocked on their doors and they got the first major business with the seaweeds, after a buyer from Zanzibar offered to buy their seaweeds.
Among the changes in the study of Pacific seaweed since the first edition, says Cruehl and Clarkston, are the Kelp Highway Hypothesis of how humans came to the Americas, the discovery of a deepwater tropical kelp ecosystem that is yet to be described, molecular analysis realigning the understanding of seaweed evolutionary relationships and presenting cryptic species, and the taste umami as kelp's gift to gastronomy.
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.