Fennel seed has wonderful healing properties for the entire digestive tract. It has been used to stimulate the appetite; ease digestion; and soothe and reduce intestinal spasms, making it useful in cases of diarrhea. It also has diuretic properties, and thus can help reduce fluid retention.
Bladder wrack is a common brown sea vegetable that nestles upon rocks in colonies. Bladder wrack may also form mats of floating seaweed when torn from rocks during storms and wash ashore onto nearby beaches.
Bladder wrack has been used to assist in weight loss by nourishing the thyroid.
Shores in Norway are abundantly awash with this rich sea vegetable. Norwegian Kelp is one of nature's most densely concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, containing 60 trace minerals, 12 vitamins, and 20 essential amino acids.
Its powerful nutritional compounds account for an impressive number of health benefits and has been used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions, including arthritis pain, liver function, heart disease, cancer, weight loss, constipation, high cholesterol, and hair loss.