Herbs and The Sea
I had the fortune to grow up in a city with beach, I used to live 20 minutes driving from the beach.
My mother used to take my sister and I to the beach at least once a month, it was fun running under the sun, making castles in the sand and spending time with my sisters, actually I remember my sisters used to play jump rope with this long leafy green brown plant from the sea, I remember being scared from it I didn't know what it was, I just to swim away from it. But my sisters used to play jump rope, because it was long. I remember asking my mother what it was, and she said the name of the herb is KELP.
Kelp is a plant of the sea and harvested off the coast of many of the oceans of the world in places such as California, Norway and many others. As a product of the ocean it contains many of the numerous elements that the ocean contain.
Kelp is one of those plants that readily available and useable to mankind for many purposes and nutrition is one of them. Among the many elements in Kelp are the minerals to include Iodine, bromine, alginic acid, alginates and their organic salts, especially sodium alginate. These effects such organs as the thyroid gland which has very vital functions to perform in the body in the way of controls over many important functions, such as the endocrine system.
Japanese's studies show a direct relationship between the ingestion of the Algin contained in Kelp and the prevention of breast cancer and have concluded that Algin is responsible. This is both a mechanical (due to the fiber content of Kelp) and biochemical action to enhance immune system function. It is reasoned that the alginates effect the T~cells.
Kelp a Gift from the sea' provides its treasured iodine, which is needed by the thyroid to healthfully function. Due to its unique ingredients acquired from the rich supply nutrients from the sea, Kelp has the buffering ability to neutralize wastes from the body fluids to be more easily discharge from the body. Kelp also helps soothe an irritated throat and mucous membranes. Kelp also helps soothe coughs, dissolves firm masses such as thumbs, treats enlarged thyroid, lymph node enlargement, swollen and painful testes and reduces edema, all of which can be caused by the malfunction of the thyroid gland.