Smallflower is our in-house, private label brand. We’re thrilled to bring you high quality herbs, home fragrances, gift bundles and more. Our goal is to create a modern apothecary experience by providing unique, hard-to-find personal care items and a compassionate customer experience that mirrors what you’ll find in our brick and mortar store, Merz Apothecary.
ladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosis) is a brown seaweed of the family Fucaceae, prolific along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the US side of the Pacific. Like many other members of the brown seaweed family, Bladderwrack spends its aquatic days soaking up vitamins, minerals and salt in vast quantities unlike any land-locked plants.
Bladderwrack is considered to be higher in iodine than any other known herb. It is also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, silicon and iron and high in some B-complex vitamins. It contains moderate amounts of many other minerals and vitamins too, including traces of bromine. Dried bladderwrack can be added to soups and stews, mixed with table salt to kick up iodine intake, or soaked overnight for a salty, nutrient-rich morning tea.
For many centuries, people from all over the globe have found fresh herbs to be a gentle yet effective health-enhancing blessing. These are our own hand packed loose herbs, packaged in old world apothecary style, air tight brown paper canisters to keep light and moisture out, and freshness in. Use in teas, tinctures, and elixirs.As we continue to improve our loose herb and tea packaging, you may receive a canister with either label pictured above.
May contain fish/shellfish