A seaweed may belong to one of several groups of multicellular
algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. As these three
groups are not thought to have a common multicellular ancestor, the
seaweeds are a paraphyletic group.
Seaweeds are most commonly found in the littoral zone and within
that zone more frequently on rocky shores than on sand or shingle.
The ecological niches utilised by seaweeds are wide ranging. At the
highest level are those that inhabit the zone that is only wetted
by the tops of sea spray, the deepest living are those that are
attached to the seabed under several meters of water. In some parts
of the world, the area colonized by littoral seaweeds can extend
for several miles away from the shore. The limiting factor in such
cases is the availability of sufficient sun-light to support
photosynthesis. The deepest living seaweeds are the various kelps.
In the biomedicine and pharmaceutical industries, alginates are
used in wound dressings, and production of dental moulds and have a
host of other applications. In microbiology research, agar is
extensively used as culture medium. Carrageenans, alginates and
agaroses (the latter are prepared from agar by purification),
together with other lesser-known macroalgal polysaccharides, also
have several important biological activities or applications in
Seaweed is also a known source of iodine, an element necessary for
thyroid function with deficiencies leading to goitre. It has been
asserted that seaweeds may have curative properties for
tuberculosis, arthritis, colds and influenza, worm infestations and
Liquid Seaweed is ideal for small crops, turf and pasture,
horticulture, ornamental and home garden.
Seaweed Liquid one of the world's richest sources of micro-nutrients, alginic
acid, essential amino acids, minerals and other complex organic
compounds. We use a natural bacterial fermentation process to
liquefy the kelp and maximise the seaweed's high nutrient levels.
Traditional use: ecologically friendly plant and soil conditioner. It can be widely
used on all crops, turf & pastures as well as horticultural
products. It helps plants to increase their uptake of carbohydrates
and strengthen the cell structure. This enables plants to better
cope with temperature extremes and makes them more resistant to
disease and insect attack.
Common Use: A number of research studies have been conducted to investigate
these claims and other effects of seaweed on human health. Some
studies have found that seaweed can promote weight loss. For this
reason, seaweed extract is used in some diet pills. Other seaweed
pills work similar to gastric banding, they will expand in the
stomach to make the body feel more full.
Seaweed is currently being researched as a potential source of
biofuel in the form of bioethanol. Seaweed is also an ingredient in
some toothpaste, cosmetics and paints.
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION: Caution should be taken when using Essential Oils. Do not use any
oils without consultation from a qualified aroma therapy
practitioner. All Essential Oils should be kept out of the reach of
DISCLAIMER: This information is provided purely for informational purposes
only, and does not in any way purport to be medical or prescriptive
suggestions. Any reference to medicinal or health benefits is not
meant to treat or diagnose any problem and is not meant to replace
professional medical advice and should not take the place of any
prescribed medication that has been prescribed by a physician.
The material in this website is not meant to take the place of
diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since
the actual use of essential oils by others is beyond our control,
no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use
can be given nor liability taken. Essential oils are to be used at
your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at
user's sole risk. The Altiec disclaims any liability arising
directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes
no responsibility for any actions taken.