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Bladderwrack

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What other names is Bladderwrack known by?

Alga Noruega o Nudosa, Algue Laminaire, Ascophylle Noueuse, Ascophyllum nodosum, Atlantic Kelp, Black Tang, Bladder Fucus, Bladder Wrack, Blasentang, Chêne Marin, Cutweed, Fucus, Fucus Vésiculeux, Fucus vesiculosis, Goémon, Kelp, Kelpware, Kelp-Ware, Knotted Wrack, Laitue de Mer, Laitue Marine, Laminaire, Marine Oak, Meereiche, Norwegian Seaweed, Quercus Marina, Rockweed, Rockwrack, Schweintang, Sea Kelp, Seawrack, Tang, Varech, Varech Vésiculeux.

What is Bladderwrack?

Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed. People use the whole plant to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Thyroid problems including an over-sized thyroid gland (goiter), iodine deficiency, obesity, arthritis, achy joints (rheumatism), hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis), digestive problems, "blood cleansing," constipation, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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