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Sargassum(särgăs`əm), genus of brown algae that has given its name to the Sargasso SeaSargasso Sea
, part of the N Atlantic Ocean, lying roughly between the West Indies and the Azores and from about lat. 20°N to lat. 35°N, in the horse latitudes. The relatively still sea is the center of a great swirl of ocean currents known as the North Atlantic
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, phylum (division) of the kingdom Protista consisting of those organisms commonly called brown algae. Many of the world's familiar seaweeds are members of Phaeophyta. There are approximately 1,500 species.
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name commonly used for the multicellular marine algae. Simpler forms, consisting of one cell (e.g., the diatom) or of a few cells, are not generally called seaweeds; these tiny plants help to make up plankton.
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Provides vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes to support the heart and endocrine system. Helps to maintain healthy blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Algins in seaweed bind to heavy metals to chelate these metals from the body. Phytoestrogens,B vitamins, supports proper hormone balance, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary glands, bones, stress.
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any floating brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, such as gulfweed, of warm seas, having ribbon-like fronds containing air sacs
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