Fucus vesiculosus, Sea Kelp.
A remedy for obesity and non-toxic goitre; also exophthalmic. Digestion is furthered and flatulence diminished. Obstinate constipation; forehead feels as if compressed by an iron ring. Thyroid enlargement in obese subjects.
Relationship.--Compare: Phytol; Thyroidine; Badiaga; Iodum.
Dose.--Tincture, five to sixty drops three times a day before meals.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.