Also known as Indian Pop Corn, Bladder Fucus, Kelpware, Rockweed, and Seawrack
$2.50 per Ounce
History: Bladderwack is a type sea kelp that grows along the shorelines of both North America and western Europe. Native Americans historically harvested the dried swollen tips of Bladderwrack. When the air bubbles of the plant are popped, it secretes a thick lotion which is very moisturizing. Natives of the Northwest United States used Bladderwrack in steam baths for arthritis, gout, and other ailments. In 1862, Dr. Duchesne-Duparc found, while experimenting in cases of chronic psoriasis, that a person’s weight could be reduced without injuring one’s health by using Bladderwrack. Dr. Godfroy also experimented on himself. He lost five and a quarter pounds in a week after taking a 25 gram pill of Bladderwrack after each meal each day. Later experiments of Hunt and Seidell indicated that the result is brought about by stimulation of the thyroid gland.
Uses: underactive thyroid glands and goiter, weight loss, rheumatism, throat irritation.
Active Ingredients: Algin, mannitol, carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine, bromine
Actions: metabolic stimulant, thyroid tonic, nutritive, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic