Fucus versiculosis: Laminariaceae
|PLANET: Moon||ELEMENT: Water|
|TASTE: salty, sweet||VIPAKA: sweet|
|WARMTH: cool||DOSHAS: V-P+K+|
MERIDIANS: liver, stomach
INDICATIONS: soothes irritated mucus membranes so good for colds, sore throats, etc; dissolves firm masses such as tumours, treats enlarged thyroid, lymph node enlargement, and swollen painful testes; reduces edema; obesity; hypothyroidism; rheumatoid arthritis.
PRECAUTIONS: Contraindicated for patients with weak, cold digestion. Can accumulate toxic waste metals in polluted environments.
CONSTITUENTS: iodine, calcium, potassium, magnesium, silicon, aluminum, bromine, iron, alginic acid, mannitol, carotene, protein, riboflavin, Vit C, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vit K and vit E
PREPARATION AND USE:
-tablet form as dietary supplement
-standard infusion three times daily
NUTRITIONAL USE: Use in stews and soups as a source of minerals. Use in any food in place of salt.
USE IN MAGIC:
-protection at sea
-used to invoke sea spirits
-circle a strand of kelp over your head and whistle to call winds
-to ensure a steady flow of money into the home, fill a jar with whiskey, place some kelp in it, cap tightly, and place in kitchen window
-used in protection and psychic enhancement spells
USE IN PERSONAL GROWTH:
-helps soften rigid viewpoints, helps one "go with the flow."
-puts one in touch with Divine Source
"Without striving, I can live in a harmonious way that enhances the lives of those around me."
THE FLOWER ESSENCE