Family Name: Lichinaceae
Botanical Name(s): Arthrospira Platensis, Spirulina Maxima,
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.