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  Chondrus crispus (Linnaeus) J. Stackhouse
 
Scientific Name  Chondrus crispus (Linnaeus) J. Stackhouse
Family Name  Gigartinaceae
Common Name  Irish Moss Plant, Gigartina mamillosa
Photo link  http://www.uri.edu/artsci/bio/rishores/images/chondrs.jpg
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Soothe mucus membranes and skin, bulk laxative, thickening agent (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=710&brand_id=, accessed 4/17/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared pill/tablets/capsules (Nature’s sunshine ‘Thyroid activator’).
Phytochemistry  Carrageenan, mucilage, iodine, bromine, iron, and vitamins A and B (Fetrow et al 1999).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Bleeding, cramping, diarrhea, gastrointestinal ulcerations (in animals), hypotension, infection, renal disease (Fetrow et al 1999).
Potential Medication  Interactions  Anticoagulants, antihypertensives, may impair absorption of other oral drugs (Fetrow et al 1999).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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