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Blue-Green Algae

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What other names is Blue-green Algae known by?

AFA, Algae, Algas Verdiazul, Algues Bleu-Vert, Algues Bleu-Vert du Lac Klamath, Anabaena, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, Arthrospira maxima, Arthrospira platensis, BGA, Blue Green Algae, Blue-Green Micro-Algae, Cyanobacteria, Cyanobactérie, Cyanophycée, Dihe, Espirulina, Hawaiian Spirulina, Klamath, Klamath Lake Algae, Lyngbya wollei, Microcystis aeruginosa, Microcystis wesenbergii, Nostoc ellipsosporum, Spirulina Blue-Green Algae, Spirulina Fusiformis, Spirulina maxima, Spirulina platensis, Spirulina pacifica, Spiruline, Spiruline d'Hawaii, Tecuitlatl.

What is Blue-green Algae?

Blue-green algae is a plant found in salt water and some large fresh water lakes.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating precancerous mouth lesions.

Possibly Ineffective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), diabetes, to stimulate the immune system, fatigue, anxiety, depression, memory, energy, high cholesterol, heart disease, precancerous mouth lesions (oral leukoplakia), wound healing, weight loss, digestion, tics or twitching of the eyelids (called blepharospasm or Meige syndrome), and as a source of dietary protein, vitamin B12, and iron.

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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