Seawrack (Fucus vesiculosus), also known as Kelp, Bladderwrack, Kelpware, Black-tang, Rockwrack, Knotted wrack, Marine algae, Rockweed, Seaweed, Cutweed as well as Sea oak is a very powerful medicinal herb. It is a seaweed, one of the genus species of marine algae, that can be found on the coasts of the North Sea, the Atlantic sea, the western Baltic sea as well as the Pacific Oceans. It is of the Fucaceae family and the whole plant may be used as herbal medicine.
It can also be seen as a culinary herb because some people use it as additive as well as flavoring in food products and this is commonly done in Europe. It is also found as an ingredient in some nutritional supplements. This is truly a versatile and nutritious plant.
Other medicinal properties are immunity booster, laxative, demulcent, emollient, antioxidant, tonic, anticancer, deobstruent, anti-fungal and anticoagulant.
Its constituents include potassium, mucilage, fucose, cellulose, minerals, carotenoids, sodium, polyphenols, iodine, volatile oil and alginic acid.
The natural remedies found in this plant is encouraging and the benefits can be very satisfying to the user. There are those who failed, after many attempts, to lose weight but was very pleased to see that there were positive results after using kelp in their weight loss diet.
It is a natural source of iodine and so its main benefit is to treat thyroid glands and also goiter conditions. It is an essential nutrients for all related conditions of the thyroid gland. It is also an excellent herbal remedy treatment for rheumatoid arthritis as well as rheumatism.
It protects against negative energy and it is a good natural sea herb for breast enhancement
and breast enlargement as well as it can aid in menstrual conditions.
As mentioned before, it is also popularly known to control weight as
well as an aid to weight loss.
Therefore for those who are struggling with obesity, this may be a good
herb to use. Another of its benefit is to enhance the natural color of
one's hair. It can also help to prevent baldness.
Its uses also include treatment of ulcers, scrofula, headache, constipation, insect bites, cancer, HIV Aids, aging and emphysema. It will also promote memory.
It is best not to use this plant if a person suffers from hyperthyroidism and also heart condition problems. If a woman is pregnant and if she is going through the lactation process, seawrack should also be avoided.
Updated January 28, 2016