Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed that is brown in colour and comes from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and also occasionally the North Sea, Baltic Sea and Meditarranean Sea. It is rich in iodine, in fact it is one of the highest iodine containing sea vegetables, and is often used in traditional medicine for issues such as thyroid dysfunctions.
Benefits of using bladderwrack
Rich in iodine
A good source of calcium, magnesium and potassium
Contains essential B vitamins
The high amount of vitamins in bladderwrack could help improve hair and skin
Contains algin which could help with constipation
How to make bladderwrack tea
Infuse 1 teaspoon with hot water and allow it to steep for at least 10 minutes before drinking. You can grind the bladderwrack into a powder if you wish and add to hot water, if not then use a tea infuser such as this one or strain tea before drinking.
It can also been used as a seasoning in soups and stews.
Please note: it is recommended that we only consume a maximum of 3 cups of bladderwrack tea a day and no more than 150mcg iodine should be consumed from all sources in one day.
it can also be make with sea moss.