Bladderwrack - Fucus Vesiculosus L.
Bladderwrack - Fucus Vesiculosus L.
Bladderwrack - Fucus Vesiculosus L.

Bladderwrack - Fucus Vesiculosus L.

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Boost basal metabolism with Bladderwrack Tea

Bladderwrack - Fucus Vesiculosus

Origin: France

Used part: Algae


Called by its own scientific name, the plant Fucus vesiculosus belongs to the family of laminariaceae, algae of the genus Phaeophyceae that are commonly harvested during low tide and left in the sun to dry. The first reports of the plant's existence occurred more than 300 years ago, on the shores of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Depending on the region, Fucus vesiculosus can be popularly known as sea fava and bodelha. It is an algae found most often in a microscopic way, but when hydrated it can be increased in size up to 10 times.

In 1811 the history of the plant Fucus vesiculosus would forever be changed, because it was discovered through an extract of the plant, the chemical element we now know as iodine. It began to be greatly explored for therapeutic purposes, especially when it was understood that the plant also acted as a natural stimulant of the thyroid gland. Still, it has become an ally of weight loss because it speeds up the metabolism, which in turn increases calorie burning.

Health benefits:

The whole plant is used in the fight against obesity and diarrhea. Fucus is a co-adjutant in the treatment of obesity related to iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism. Because of the iodine content, it is supposed to stimulate the thyroid gland, increasing the basal metabolism. In other words, the mineral present in the alga regulates the production of thyrotropin hormone, improving the condition of hypothyroidism.

Good Herbal Remedy:
  • Accelerate metabolism
  • Heartburn
  • Bulimia
  • Cellulitis
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Controls the acidity of the organism
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Uterine strengthening
  • Localized fats
  • Intestine with malfunction
  • Renal and urinary infections
  • Skin
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Rheumatism
  • Overweight


  1. Put 1 tablespoon to half a liter of water
  2. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Twice a day.


Like all remedies, whether natural or manipulated, fucus vesiculosus has contraindications and side effects in the body. First, the use of seaweed is not recommended during the nine months of pregnancy or during the lactation period, except in cases where there is a medical recommendation. People with hyperthyroidism should also not take this medication.

In addition to the prohibitions, patients need to be aware of the possible recurrent results of the rampant consumption of this natural remedy. According to Anvisa, "Overdose can lead to hyperthyroidism, tachycardia and hypertension." Therefore, always seek medical evaluation and follow the specialist's guidelines.