An edible green seaweed from the Ulvaceae family, it is often attached to rocks in shallow and brackish waters and can also be found free-floating in sheltered aquatic environments. In Chinese medicine it was believed to assist in the treatment of fever, sunstroke and to ease pain.
The seaweed is believed to act as a radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory agent, helping to alleviate the irritated skin. The extract was developed to assist in fighting cutaneous inflammation.
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