Kelp and other types of seaweed have long been used medicinally and therapeutically for a whole body healing experience.
Kelp is high in Iodine, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese, as well as a good source of Vitamin A, B(1,2,3,6,12), C, D, E, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper. He also contains Sodium, Chloride, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Vanadium, Cobalt, Selenium, Bromine, Arsenic and Fluorine.
Kelp is highly nourishing and tonifying for the circulatory, digestive, hormonal, immune, lymphatic, nervous and urinary systems. That’s a great portion of your body!
- stimulate production and activity of immune cells
- promote healthy thyroid function
- be specific for those suffering from fibromyalgia, anxiety disorders, depression, exhaustion or feeling forgetful, moody and agitated
- strengthen the mucosal lining of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts
- sooth the digestive tract and helpful for treating gastric ulcers
- promote intestinal and adrenal health
- protect and improve the function of the liver and kidneys
- support wound healing, healthy joints and resistance to allergies
- lower high blood pressure and regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels
- absorb and reduce cholesterol
- support vibrant health and vitality
- increase life span and regenerate cells
- prevent signs of aging
- moisturize, protect and tonify the skin, to keep it youthful and vibrant
- improve and strengthen teeth, hair, nails and bones and aid in their growth
Try this great recipe the next time you wash your hair. It nourishes the scalp and hair follicles and removes buildup from commercial hair products.
Kelp Hair Rinse
Start by bringing the water to a boil on the stove. Have a grown-up help you with this step if you are not used to using the stove.
Add the Kelp, cover and remove from the heat. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
Add the rosemary essential oil to the vinegar then mix with the Kelp tea.
Now it’s ready to use! Take it into the shower or bath and pour on as the final rinse, gently massaging in to your scalp. If you have long hair, you might try dipping the ends into the tea first then pouring it over your scalp to evenly distribute it. You can rinse it or leave it in. Dry and style your hair as normal.
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