Botanical Name(s): Arthrospira Platensis, Spirulina Maxima, Spirulina Platensis
Popular Name(s): Spirulina, Blue-Green Algae
Parts Used: Algae
Habitat: Spirulina grows in some lakes, particularly those rich in salts, in Central and South America and Africa
Description: Spirulina is blue - green algae. It belongs to the family of several species of micro algae such as blue-green aphanizomenon (the closest relative of Spirulina) and green algae chlorella and dunaliella. These microscopic dark-green algae have the shape of spiral coils. All the kinds of micro algae grow wildly everywhere; both edible species are cultivated at the especially designed algae farms to provide their purity.
Uses: It helps in strengthening the immune system, making the body produce more red and white blood cells, as well as the cells, which kill viruses and germs, increasing antioxidant protection, since this super food helps fight free radicals responsible for body aging process. Spirulina promotes body's natural cleansing and detoxification.