Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The 2016 A-Z Challenge brought to you by The Letter "K"


Hello! And welcome to the 2016 A-Z CHALLENGE!!

* confetti *

This year, I’m blogging my way through a botanical alphabet

I hope you enjoy your time here and by all means, 
come back tomorrow and see what plant I’m highlighting next! Cheers!!

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KELP
fucus vesiculosus

photo found on Wikipedia

Kelp is one of those super sea vegetables. It's full of minerals, especially iodine which makes it very helpful for thyroid issues. Studies in Japan show that Kelp contains Algin which has been shown to prevent cancer. It is helpful for soothing irritated throats and mucous membranes and may help reduce risk from environmental pollution.

Kelp is a wonderful nutritive for convalescing patients and pregnant women. It can help grow healthy hair, skin, and nails, help balance the effects of stress, and can promote overall health and well-being. Just another great reason to live by the sea!

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All research references can be found in my Library of Botanical Miscellany

Disclaimer
These posts are in NO WAY medical suggestions. They are intended for informational purposes only.
If you are interested in pursuing natural, herbal remedies, get thee to a reputable herb shop (preferably one that is locally and independently owned and operated) and get educated!

Disclaimer II
It’s ridiculous that anyone writing about herbal and traditional remedies should have to put a disclaimer at the end of anything. 
Use your brain and think for yourself! Just as you shouldn't take a pharmaceutical at face value, 
do your herbal research and learn about the amazing plants around us.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful for you, but not very tasty.

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  2. I've heard kelp has great benefits. I'll have to look for it in capsule form.

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  3. Wasn't there a kelp that was supposed to taste like bacon? No, wait, that was something else...

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  5. Hey, sounds like we should all eat this every now and then ;-)

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  6. Hey, sounds like we should all eat this every now and then ;-)

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