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Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) seaweed cut and sifted, aka Black Tany, Cutweed, Dyer's Fucus, Kelpware, Lady Wrack, Paddy Tang, Popping Wrack, Red Fucus, Rockwrack, Sea Oak, Sea Spirit, Seawrack -Bulk
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) seaweed cut and sifted, aka Black Tany, Cutweed, Dyer's Fucus, Kelpware, Lady Wrack, Paddy Tang, Popping Wrack, Red Fucus, Rockwrack, Sea Oak, Sea Spirit, Seawrack -Bulk.
May be ground into a powder and added to food. Can also be added to teas or hot water. Allow each cup to sit at least 10 minutes before drinking. Dose: up to 1 teaspoon three times per day along with at least 8 oz of water each time.
Avoid Bladderwrack in cases of hyperthyroidism or general weakness and coldness. Overuse can produce goiterlike symptoms. Those on a low-sodium diet or using thyroid medication should consult with a qualified health-care professional before using it therapeutically.
The genus name Fucus derives from the Greek phukos, "seaweed." The common name bladder wrack refers to the bladderlike air pods (vesicles) that help keep this plant afloat on the ocean.
Bladder wrack can be eaten raw or cooked. It is rich in minerals and can improve the digestibility of fiber-rich foods, such as beans. It has a salty flavor and can be used as a seasoning.
Bladder wrack is often included in lotions for its skin-softening qualities and in shampoos and hair conditioners for its rich mineral content. The plant also makes a wonderful garden fertilizer.
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