, kelp sugary, sea kelp, occurs in the form of mass thickets along the Far Eastern coast, the White and Black Seas.
Contains iodine and methyl salts. For medical purposes, available in powder form. Apply mainly as a laxative for chronic atonic constipation. The laxative effect is associated with the ability of the drug to swell strongly and, increasing in volume, cause irritation of the receptors of the intestinal mucosa. In connection with the content of iodine salts, seaweed is shown as a laxative for chronic constipation in people with symptoms of atherosclerosis. Assign 1/2 teaspoon once a day. With prolonged use and increased sensitivity may occur iodism. Contraindicated in nephritis, hemorrhagic diathesis and other conditions in which iodine preparations are undesirable.