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Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)

The bladderwrack (formal name, Fucus vesiculosus), is actually a seaweed that is found in the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
It goes by a number of names, including black tang, rockweed, bladder fucus, sea oak, black tany, cut weed, dyers fucus, red fucus, and rock wrack. Have you ever heard of the chemical iodine? The bladderwrack was the original source of this chemical, and it was discovered in 1811.

Important note: This is bladderwrack, not bladderwort.

Bladderworts are carnivorous plants similar to snapdragons. Also, Bladderwrack is not meant to be taken by itself orally; instead, it is found in a number of supplements alongside other minerals and nutrients.

Bladderwrack is primarily used in medicine because it contains iodine, which means that its primary purpose is to prevent and/or treat thyroid issues. There are, however, a variety of other health reasons that bladderwrack may be used.

Here are some of the medicinal uses of bladderwrack:
-The original use of bladderwrack was to correct goiter, which was a swelling of the thyroid associated with a lack of iodine in the diet. As mentioned above, bladderwrack is used for a number of other thyroid disorders as well, including myxedema (underactive thyroid) and just general iodine deficiencies (even if the deficiency has not caused thyroid issues yet).
-Bladderwrack, due to some of its appetite suppressing properties, can help with obesity and/or weight loss.
-Some studies suggest that the iodine and other nutrients in bladderwrack can help with arthritis and joint paint.
-Some of the other uses of bladderwrack include the prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis (hardened arteries), digestive disorders, heartburn, bronchitis, and anxiety.
-Some people will use bladderwrack topically to help with burns, wrinkles, scarring, and insect bites as well.

Need more information? Check out these links.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucus_vesiculosus
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-726-BLADDERWRACK.aspx?activeIngredientId=726&activeIngredientName=BLADDERWRACK
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