FUCUS vesiculosus

fucus vesiculosus l

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FUCUS vesiculosus
fucus vesiculosus l
Used Part.

The thallus.

Active Principles.

Mucilaginous polysaccharides: Algin, fucoidina, lamirano or laminarin; polyphenols. Trace elements and minerals: abundant iodine (in the form of salts and proteins attached to and lipids) potash, bromine, chlorine, magnesium, calcium, iron, silica. Mannitol, bitter principles. And pro - vitamins A and D. Lipids (glucosildiacilglicéridos)

Drug Action.

The abundance makes Fucus minerals a plant remineralizing. The iodine gives it a thyroid - stimulating action, favoring the catabolic processes, so it is used as an adjunct in the treatment of overweight. The potassium salts are diuretic. The large capacity of swelling of the Algin, which is not absorbed by the intestine, induces a feeling of gastric repletion. For the large capacity of adhesion and power coating of colloidal solutions of the alginates, acts as protector of the digestive mucous. It is mild laxative, and by absorbing its power, antidiarrheal. Calcium alginate is used as a hemostatic local fast - acting. Laminarin exerts a lipid, cholesterol levels.


Hypothyroidism, obesity, localized adiposity, bulimia, gastric ulcers, hyperlipidemia, constipation, diarrhea. In topical wounds, epistaxis, skin sores, dental haemorrhage.


Thyroid hormone therapy or with antithyroid agents.

Anxiety, insomnia, paroxysmal tachycardia, hypertension, heart disease.

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

To be used by medical prescription: When used in an uncontrolled way (often as self - weight loss) or in case of hypersensitivity, you can place a picture of intoxication (yodismo) due to a hyperactive thyroid, marked by a pattern of anxiety, Insomnia, palpitations and tachycardia.

On the possibility of containing heavy metals and the difficulty of assessing its iodine content, we recommend only prescribe Galenical standardized forms and specialties with proper sanitary control, preferably in the form of capsules or tablets enteric, or link to organoleptic correction, as the tail cat, that mask their scent hircino.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction: 10 - 20 g / l. Boil 5 minutes, two to four cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 to 40 drops, one to three times daily before meals.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Syrup (10% extract fluid) a soup spoon, one to five times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 3 to 1 g / day.

Dust: 0. 5 to 2 g, one to three times a day, in capsules.

External use:

Decoction, applied as compresses.

Poultice of fresh seaweed.



Dust, calcium alginate: applied on wounds, such as healing.


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