Botanical name: Spirulina algae
Action (karma): helps reduce high blood cholesterol levels, nutritious (high in protein), contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron, antioxidant.
Great added to freshly squeezed orange juice.
Ref: ‘Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian Pole; ‘Ayurvedic Pharmacology & Therapeutic Uses of Medicinal Plants’ by Vaidya V.M. Gogte; ‘Yogi of Herbs’ by V. Lad & D. Frawley; ‘Herbs Are Special’ by Isabel Shipard.