Spirulina (Latin Name: Spirulina Platensis) is an aquatic alga that is made up of many cells that form a helix. It has many proteins and amino acids that are essential for the body. It also has a variety of vitamins and minerals including B-complex vitamins, β-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and essential fatty acids.
Health Benefits and Uses
It may be effective in treating allergies as it stops the release of histamine that causes common allergy symptoms such as swelling, urticaria, runny nose, and tearing. Its amino acids protect brain cells and help the nervous system function. Studies have also shown that spirulina significantly helps those with chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. At the same time, it can help improve lung function in people with asthma, improve glucose levels in people with diabetes, and generally boost the immune system. Its antioxidants act against premature aging and cancer.
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.