Kelp, Fucus vesiculous
Internal: Stimulates the thyroid gland. Also helps with obesity and cellulite. Relieves rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. As a mineral supplement. Restores depleted minerals. Can be taken as a nutritional supplement. Because of its high iodine content, it is a valuable addition to anybody who is on a salt-free diet. Contributes to lowering cholesterol and glucose (blood sugar) levels. Wards off bacteria and viruses and to speed up wound healing. Contains dietary fibre that will aid in constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, and indigestion.
External: Apply to affected areas for rheumatism, inflamed joints.
Directions to use:
Infusion: Pour a cup of boiling water over 2 – 3 teaspoons of kelp, steep for 10min. Drink three times per day.
May interfere with thyroid medication. Not for people on a salt-free diet. Do not use if pregnant or lactating. Consult with a medical practitioner before use.