Family Name: Fucaceae
Botanical Name(s): Fucus vesiculosus
Popular Name(s): Bladderwrack, Bladder Fucus, Cutweed, Sea Weed,
Sea Oak, Black Tany
Parts Used: The complete plant
Habitat: Seawrack is found on the coasts of the North Sea, the
western Baltic Sea, the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.
Description: Seawrack is an algae which grows to a height of 100
cm or more. It is easily recognised by its paired bladders occurring on
either side of a prominent midrib. The appearance of bladder wrack
varies depending on the environmental conditions in which it grows.
Uses: Seawrack has anti-hypothyroid, anti-rheumatic, alterative
and diuretic properties. It is used in the treatment of under active
thyroid glands and goiter. It cures rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis.