Kombu seaweed: properties, use and contraindications

L'kombu seaweed, rich in potassium and phosphorus, it is very useful both for strengthening the immune system than to promote blood circulation and drainage of liquids. Let's find out better.

> Description of the seaweed

> Benefits of the kombu seaweed

> Ownership and use 

> Contraindications of the kombu seaweed

Kombu seaweed: properties, use and contraindications


Description of the seaweed

Brown seaweed belonging to the Feoficee family, the kombu alga (its scientific name is Laminaria japonica) is a Japanese alga well known also with the names, dashima, dasima, Haidaii, fuco.

Also called sea kale, kombu seaweed is dark brown in color and is harvested by hand in the waters off the southeastern coast of Hokkaido, Japan. It is also found in the seas of northern Europe, in particular in Brittany (Laminaria digitata).


Benefits of the kombu seaweed

In addition to the antioxidant effect, it has been seen that regular intake of this food improves the health of the hair, helps in the detoxification and purification process, strengthens the immune system.

Regular use of seaweed improves the digestive process, blood circulation and prevents constipation. Thanks to alginic acid, intestinal purification is aided. 

It is rich in iodine and therefore stimulates the metabolism and helps burn calories: it is an excellent ally in anti-cholesterol diets. Among the vitamins it contains A, B1, B2 e CCalcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus among minerals. It is rich in glutamic acid, so it flavor dishes in a healthy and natural way.


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Kombu seaweed: properties, use and contraindications


Ownership and use 

Kombu is an algae rich in potassium, phosphorus, laminaria, alginates and iodine, among others. Its benefits are many: it increases the basal metabolism, it can promote blood circulation, regulate blood pressure and fluid drainage.

Great for detoxifying, kombu seaweed also contains glutamic acid. It is often used in cooking legumes as it makes them softer and more digestible and in preparation of broths and soups. It also wears out dried, flaked and powdered, as well as as a supplement. Kombu seaweed is easily found in Japanese grocery stores or organic or specialty food stores.


Contraindications of the kombu seaweed

It should not be taken during pregnancy, lactation and in case of metabolic diseases; in any case it is advisable to first consult your doctor. Be careful not to overdo it: the overdosing of the kombu seaweed has side effects, such as hyperthyroidism, hypertension, tachycardia, irritability and insomnia.


Feeding according to the Kousmine method


Other articles on kombu seaweed:
> Kombu seaweed for best cooking legumes
> Among the winter remedies of the macrobiotic tradition, the kombu seaweed

> For seaweed recipes, try black beans with kombu seaweed

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