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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.
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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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For the red algae in this study, there are only reports for Laurencia, and the values we found for L.
Aquiring DNA sequence data from dried archival red algae (Florideophyceae) for the purpose of applying available names to contemporary genetic species: A critical assessment.
"You cannot be a hundred per cent sure about material this ancient, as there is no DNA remaining, but the characters agree quite well with the morphology and structure of red algae," Stefan Bengtson from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, whose scientists made the findings, said in a statement.
In addition to brown algae, red algae have high efficiency for treating industrial effluents [8].
The serum is formulated with red algae, trehalose, hyaluronic acid and Stevioside, an ingredient naturally derived from the leaf of the stevia plant that is said to "proactively minimize wrinkle creation by preventing the involuntary muscle contractions that cause skin to wrinkle, while simultaneously providing hydration and boosting collagen production," noted Engelman.
Extracts of red algae present several biological activities, such as antifungal (Symphyocladia latiuscula and Laurencia papillosa) (Xiuli, Liyuan, Junhai, Lijie, & Fuhang, 2014, Alarif, Al-Lihaibi, Abdel-Lateff, & Ayyad, 2011); antioxidant (Neorhodomela aculeate and Rhodomela confervoides) (Lim et al., 2006, Li, Li, Gloer, & Wang, 2011); antitumor-antimicrobial (Laurencia obtusa) (Alarif, Al-Lihaibi, Ayyad, Abdel-Rhman, & Badria., 2012); leishmanicidal (Bostrychia tenella) (Felicio, Albuquerque, Young, Yokoya, & Debonsi, 2010) and anti-inflammatory/antinociceptive (Bryothamnion triquetrum) (Cavalcante-Silva et al., 2012).
The three-part system--Dove Regenerative Nourishment Shampoo, Dove Regenerative Nourishment Conditioner and Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serumin-Oil --is infused with red algae extract and Keratin NutriComplex, according to the company, which says the ingredients aid in mending unhealthy hair, effectively strengthening it from within.
6000 species are included in red algae, 2000 in brown algae and 1200 in green algae.
Red algae (division Rhodophyta) are a monophyletic group of mostly multicellular photosynthetic eukaryotes.
The anti-viral eye drop program of Marinomed derives from the successful technology platform Mavirex which exploits anti-viral effects of polymers from red algae. One of the polymers, Carragelose[R], has demonstrated anti-viral activity in preclinical studies, including with three of the most important adenoviruses causing conjunctivitis.