The Latin name is Fucus vesiculosus and is one of the most common algae on the shores of the British Isles. We find it in all European and North American coasts. The plant reaches up to 1m height. It has been proved extremely beneficial in the treatment of thyroid gland and goiter. Through regulating the thyroid gland function, all associated symptoms are improved. In cases of obesity which are related to thyroid problems, this herb is very effective in weight loss. It has been reported that relieves rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis with internal and external use on the inflamed joints.