It is used around the world by many for the following uses:
- Anti-oxidative Activity
- Boosting Immunity
- Weight loss and cellulite
It has a reputation in the relief of rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis and may be used both internally and as an external application for inflamed joints.
Bladderwrack also appears to assist in the problem of lipid balance associated with obesity, and where obesity is associated with thyroid dysfunction, this herb may help to reduce excess weight.
Bladderwrack is filled with an abundant amount of minerals that help nourish and cleanse the skin of toxins that cause dryness, wrinkles and excess fluid retention.
Bladderwrack is rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulphur, silicon and iron and high in some B-complex vitamins. It contains moderate amounts of phosphorus, selenium, manganese and zinc and small amounts of vitamins A, C, E and G. It also contains anti-sterility vitamin S as well as vitamin K. It is rich in algin and mannitol, carotene and zeaxantin with traces of bromine.
It is a multi-mineral rich food source.
I used to put in in my salt and pepper grinder, it makes food taste great. After all MSG originated from seaweeds such as Fucus.