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  • Bladderwrack
  • Bladderwrack
One of the most common seaweeds in Scotland, Bladderwrack has been brewed as a tea for centuries due to its medicinal nature. To make, simply brew for 10 minutes before removing the seaweed. Flavour with mint, cammomile, lemon or ginger. Don’t let the aroma put you off, Bladderwrack tea actually has very little taste!
Alternatively, you could rehydrate and add to soups, stews or stir-fries.

Here’s a wee list of some of the health benefits of Bladderwrack…
  • It has been shown to heighten the body’s metabolism which helps with weight loss
  • Its full of beta-carotene which is an antioxidant which can neutralise free radicals in the eyes and cornea. It can slow down macular degeneration and the development of cataracts
  • It reduces inflammation which helps with gout, arthritis, haemorrhoids and skin irritation
  • Its full of fibre which improves digestion and relieves constipation
  • It has high levels of HDL (good cholesterol) which can help with lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of strokes and heart attacks. It can also help with the overall health of the cardiovascular system
  • Its full of minerals and powerful organic chemicals that can help slow down ageing of the skin. These antioxidants keep skin looking healthy, reduce age spots and blemishes, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and boost skin elasticity