Dry, it looks like tumble weed — but fresh or re-hydrated, Sea Chicory will provide a feast for your eyes and palette! Similarly the shape and size can vary too depending on the species and where it is harvested. The species Pacific Harvest offers is endemic to the South-eastern Pacific, near the coasts of Peru and Chile and is fondly referred to by Peruvians as cocha yuyos, Chileans as Chicorea de mar, and Japanese as yanaginori. Sea Chicory is classified as a red seaweed , considered highly nutritious, being low in fat, rich in vitamins and plant proteins. Scientists have discovered that Sea Chicory contains a raft of beneficial polysaccharides called carrageenan, that may have unique medicinal properties. They have found them to be antibacterial as well as antiviral, even anti-herpetic able to kill the herpes viruses and anti-coagulant.

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The seaweeds of Peru. Scientists have discovered that these carragreenans may possess some unique medicinal properties. These things are thought to fight bacteria as well as viruses! Repeating structures of galactan gigartuna from Furcellaria fastigiata, Gigartina canaliculata, G.

Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. Type species The type species holotype of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata S. The information is from the Literature database. Giyartina information Type locality: Even better than good, in fact, since Body Balance has ten excellent ingredients and Gigartina Chamissoi is just one of them. They have found them to be antibacterial as well as antiviral. Status of name This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chondracanthus chamissoi C.

Guiry in Guiry, M. You can find it off the Pacific coast of Peru, although you should just head off to the nearest health store if you want to buy it regularly. Gigartina Chamissoi and its Amazing Benefits Gigartina Chamissoi is a leafy red seaweed containing a plethora of beneficial polysaccharides carragreenans.

Citing AlgaeBase Cite this record as: It lifts you up and calms you at the same time. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Algaebase is sponsored by: Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriaticiobservationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum.

For one, it has iodine, which is important if you want your thyroid glands to function normally. The Miracle of Millennia Very few plants have been given as much attention from health experts as aloe vera. Detailed distribution with sources Click to Load.

It also has important nutrients like sodium and potassium. Verification of data Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page. Vegetarians, muscle builders, athletes and dieters need healthy protein. Key references Dawson, E. The iodine helps boost your metabolism.

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