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BLAASWIER, Fucus vesiculosis
Parts used: Whole thallus
Constituents: Trace metals (Iodine 0,1%), Phenolic compounds, Mucilage. Minerals: zinc, iron, manganese copper, molybdenum and cobalt
 
Actions Indications
Thyroid modulator Thyroid problems; hypothyroidsim, myxoedema, lymphadenoid goiter
Hypertension, anaemia, fatigue, palpitations
Anti-obesity Slow mental/physical development in children, rickets. Obesity
Anti-rheumatic mild Rheumatoid arthritis, fibrocystic breast disease, arteriosclerosis
Demulcent Constipation, GI tract, slow digestion, general debility
Immune stimulant Protects against environmental toxins and radiation, increase circulation and helps to lower cholesterol, constitutional weakness. Helps to displace arsenic and mercury
 
Herbal extract, 30-60mL per week
Energetics: Cooling, salty, sweet. Dosha: V-PK+
Meridians: liver, stomach, kidney, bladder
Contraindications: Cardiac problems, pregnancy, lactation. Caution: Hyperthyroidism
 
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