L A M I N A R I A . 4

General Activities
disperse congealed phlegm

Sample Indications for Use
soft swellings, such as lymphatic swelling, cysts, fatty tumours, and some goiters (not hyperthyroid)

To Personalise, Add
Alisma 16 for thyroid disorder with edema
Pinellia 16 for tenacious, mostly clear, sputum
Viola 12, Scrophularia 12, or Arisaema 10 for chronic infection with lymphatic swelling
Chih-ko and Curcuma for fatty tumours
Cinnamon/Rehmannia for ovarian cysts
Belamcanda 15 or Trichosanthes Fruit Tablets for persisting bronchitis with tenacious phlegm

This formula can be used as a nutritional supplement providing seaweeds and sea minerals; for treating a specific ailment, duration of use is expected to be several weeks.

Manufacturing Specifications
Hot water extracts of the two main ingredients are combined with powdered herbs and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Laminaria 4 was designed to provide sea materials for resolving phlegm accumulations. The key ingredients are two seaweeds that are characteristically combined together in traditional formulas: laminaria and sargassum. Laminaria is a broad leaf seaweed, while sargassum is a very thin seaweed (known as “sea hair”). Oyster shell is usually combined with the seaweeds to resolve accumulations; pumice is the result of volcanic lava entering the ocean: it produces a lightweight material that becomes infused with sea minerals. The herb sinapis is included to warmly resolve phlegm; it helps assure that the cold-natured shell and seaweeds do not cause excessive chilling of the stomach. Laminaria and sargassum are provided as extracts for two reasons: one is to increase the amount of minerals and polysaccharides provided and the other is to avoid the development of a very strong “fishy” odour that is characteristic of some of the freshly dried material. Seaweeds and oyster shell are utilised for a wide range of disorders, including sticky sputum and nodular swellings (including breast lumps, ovarian cysts, thyroid swellings). Although iodine-rich sea products are used to treat iodine-deficiency goiters (thyroid swellings that occur in response to the lack of iodine), it is believed that iodine can worsen thyroid swelling that is associated with hyperthyroidism (eg Grave’s disease), thus, this formula should be avoided in hyperthyroid treatments. See also Holothalgate (White Tiger), which contains red seaweed (nori) and sea cucumber. Laminaria 4 can also be taken daily as a natural nutritional supplement for trace elements (see also Calmagnium; White Tiger).

Laminaria (ext), Sargassum (ext), Oyster shell, Pumice, Sinapis
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