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  Spirulina Turpin Ex Gomont, 1893
 
Scientific Name  Spirulina Turpin Ex Gomont, 1893
Family Name  Oscillatoriaceae
Common Name  Spirulina platensis, platensis
Photo link  http://www.miljolare.no/virtue/img/nydisk2004/pages/023%20Spirulina%2001.php
Studies on Diabetes 
Other Uses  Folk uses include weight loss, dietary protien, and gynecological disorders (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=923&brand_id=, accessed 4/28/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared cold infusion (Nature¬ís Sunshine Green Zone Powder).
Phytochemistry  Protein, B vitamins, phenylalanine, iron, and other minerals (NMCD accessed 4/28/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were noted except when Spirulina was contaminated with toxic blue green algae Microcystis aeruginosa (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medical interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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