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Cochayuyo (durvillea antartica) Therapeutic Properties
Common Name.- Cochayuyo, gigartina, red marine algae, red seaweeds.
Cientific Name.- Chondracanthus chamissoi.

Traditional Use:

 The popular knowledge and traditional use in Peru and Chile ascribe several properties and applications to 'cochayuyo' and other marine algae (some of which have been scientifically confirmed):
  • Justified use in human diet because they contain vitamins, minerals, and other elements rare in common daily foods.
  • High percentage of minerals salts, such as iodine, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Highly esteemed since ancient times as an iodine source.
  • High content of vitamin C.
  • Dietetic food due to the presence of a group of carbohydrates called carrageenans, which provide no caloric value.
  • Due to its carrageenans, they are also used in the treatment of peptic ulcers, digestive tract irritation, and in cases of diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Anti-inflammatory effects. Utilized for coughs, chest disorders, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, and goiter.
  • They can also depress blood pressure in human atherosclerosis.


This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use when pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.

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