Fucus. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Fucus (Fucus vesiculosus)
Fucus is a seaweed abundant in the rocky coasts of temperate and cold seas of the northern hemisphere. Contains numerous minerals, trace elements, vitamins and iodine.

Fucus Properties
* It is a plant rich in ologoelementos (copper, chromium, zinc, selenium, iron, manganese, iodine) and vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12 and C). Because of this richness in nutrients has been used to cover the essential needs of the organism during slimming diets.
* Produces a sensation of satiety through its rich mucilages not equivalent.
GROUND rich in iodine, acting on the thyroid activity.
* Its use is common in hypothyroidism, obesity, localized adiposity, bulimia.
* Absorbent fat, purifying and slimming. It is used in cases of obesity, cellulite, goitre and other diseases caused by iodine deficiency.
* It also has application in ulcers, constipation, diarrhea.
* In topical wounds, epistaxis, dermal ulcers, dental bleeding.

Contraindications of Fucus
- Monitor use in case of treatment with thyroid hormones or antithyroid agents as well as in
anxiety, insomnia, tachycardia, hypertension, heart disease.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side effects of Fucus

No data.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- When used in an uncontrolled manner (often as self-medication for weight loss) or personnel in case of hypersensitivity may produce a picture of intoxication (yodismo) due to an overactive thyroid, characterized by a pattern of anxiety, insomnia, tachycardia and palpitations .
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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