Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) is a type of brown seaweed that contains variable amounts of iodine. Bladderwrack is a demulcent herb, meaning it seems to work by decreasing inflammation and forming a barrier against irritants such as stomach acid. Demulcents herbs may be used to treat indigestion and heartburn.
It is also used for obesity, arthritis, joint pain, “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), digestive disorders, heartburn, “blood cleansing,” constipation, bronchitis, emphysema, urinary tract disorders, and anxiety. Other uses include boosting the immune system and increasing energy.
Bladderwrack is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken alone please couple this seaweed with seamoss to get the best health benefits.