Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The healing properties of seaweed on a South Devon Beach

Seaweeds are some of the most nutrient-rich foods you can find on our planet.

This is because they are constantly bathed in the mineral-rich waters of the sea. They contain high amounts of iodine, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and some are very high in protein.

Seaweeds contain 10 to 20 times more minerals than land-grown plants do. Seaweeds are classified by colors: reds, browns, greens, blue-greens and yellow-greens. Because of variations in pigmentation, light exposure, water depth and temperature, and environment, the nutritive values vary.

Seaweeds offer many health benefits including increased metabolism, purification of the blood, help to break down fats, and improved joint flexibility. They also strengthen the kidneys and are beneficial for healthy hair and skin.

Seaweeds are good for muffling the sounds of paws when sneaking up on seagulls.

Seaweeds are antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and alkalinizing. Seaweeds remove radiation residue from the body, cleanse the lymphatic system, alleviate liver stagnancy, are beneficial to the thyroid and rejuvenate the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. They lower cholesterol and reduce fat in the blood.

 “According to ancient Chinese texts, “there is no swelling that is not relieved by seaweed.”” So, they can be used to treat swellings, lumps, goiter, swollen lymph glands, edema, chronic cough, skin diseases and tumors.


So, there you have it all you need to know about seaweed, apart from the fact it stinks smells when it's low tide and when it's all over the beach.

Especially when the moon is full and the tide goes out even further LEAVING MORE OF THE STINKY STUFF'S AROMA ON MY COAT AND PAWS when I'm out and about on the beach.

There is only one way to travel home, with all the windows of the car open, even I put my head out of the window. 
Luv's Freya Rose Blossom X 

Our love to Greta's family over for the loss of their beloved paws.


  1. Oh dear Aunty Freya I suspect it'll be baff time when you get home
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Whoa! Seaweed sure is good stuff. No wonder the peep uses it in the garden. In fact, she used some this afternoon.


  3. Those are fantastic reasons NOT TO HAVE A BATH after you've been in the seaweed!

  4. stinky winky stuff everywheres!

  5. Interesting how things that are healthy generally stink...you may smell, but I am sure your skin and fur are fabulous!

  6. Looks like you had a fab time, even if you did have the aroma of seaweed on you. Did you have to have a bath?

  7. What Freya no rolls in all that stinky goodness? Think I'd be in heaven. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. We didn't know that seaweed was such good stuffs! We think it should stay on your furs and never be washed off, Freya!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  9. My science geek humans thank you for your informative treatise on seaweed. We doggies, though, hope you brought some home to roll in. Did you catch any of those sea gulls?

    1. Seagulls are tricky little critters, they let you get up close and then just as you think your gonna snag one, they fly off. They are seaweed lovers, beach loving, feather hugging fish and chip eating monsters, advice is best to be wary of 'em and leave 'em on the beach. LUV'S FREYA ROSE BLOSSOM (MISS) X

  10. Hehehe so did you get a bath when you got home?xx Speedy