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bladderwrack

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.
 
Toxicity
Kelp should not be used in patients receiving thyroid medication, with thyroid disease or with hypertension.

bladderwrack

, bladder wrack (blad'er-rak?)
A yellow-brown seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, which contains significant quantities of iodine. It is used as an alternative medicine for a variety of proposed cures, e.g., of hypothyroidism, but its effectiveness has not been documented in controlled trials.
Synonym: Fucus vesiculosus
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Among the types found on the Oregon Coast: nori: used to wrap seaweed; rich in protein kombu: a good source of iodine kelp fronds: a good source of potassium bladderwrack tips: used to treat underactive thyroids
The appearance of these lower levels is impressive in comparison with the exposed coasts, where there are only a few weak stalks of the bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) that, despite its name, lacks bladders.
It contains ginkgo, sweet clo-ver, bladderwrack (sea kelp), grape seed extract, borage seed oil, fish oil and soya lecithin.
Herbs that contain thiamine include alfalfa, bladderwrack, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed fenugreek, hops, nettle, oat straw, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, sage, yarrow and yellow dock.
An evidence-based critical review of the botanicals bilberry fruit, black cohosh, bladderwrack and St John's wort in clinical practice
Our products use bladderwrack, a type of brown seaweed, that we hand-harvest sustainably off the coast of Maine.
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For use in slimming, THR products usually contain a substance called "bladderwrack" and are listed on the MHRA website as "Herbal medicines granted a traditional herbal registration, December 31, 2014".
Bladderwrack. In the clear water, the seaweed-forests shine, they're young, you want to emigrate there, lie stretched out on your reflection and sink to a certain depth--the seaweed that holds itself up with air bubbles, the way we hold ourselves up with ideas.
Napiers Detox Formula Blend is a traditional mix of burdock, lemon, artichoke, bladderwrack, dandelion and prunes.
Trading under the name Quantrim, its ingredients include a seaweed 'superfood' called Bladderwrack and a commonly found weed called Cleavers which together combine to raise body's metabolism and as a result burn more calories.