Algue cochayuyo

Medicinal benefits of cochayuyo seaweed

The giant alga with unsuspected properties that is invading the beaches of the deep South. 😄

What is cochayuyo?

Durvillaea antarctica is an edible brown seaweed from the Subantarctic.

Its name cochayuyo comes from Quechua.

Its size can reach up to 17 meters long.

The algae is rich in :

  • Alginic acid.
  • Fatty acids.
  • Proteins.
  • Trace elements: magnesium, iodine, iron,
  • Vitamins A, B1, B9, C, E.
  • Omega-3.

It is particularly suitable for pregnant women.


How to eat this seaweed?

The dried stems of cochayuyo seaweeds are traditionally eaten in Chile.

Cut into pieces, they can be added to any dish.

Their texture is spongy and they taste like… seaweed!


The cochayuyo alga is not only a good food for health, it is a therapeutic plant.

Medicinal uses

It is known for its action:

  • Tonic.
  • Detoxifying.
  • Digestive.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Depurative.
  • Chelating.
  • Repairing.
  • Immune.
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For which disease?

Durvillaea antarctica is particularly appreciated by the lungs, intestines and thyroid.

It has shown encouraging results in cases of :

  • Thyroiditis.
  • Scurvy.
  • Sarcoidosis.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Ulcers.
  • Hypertension.
  • Colon cancer.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Acne.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Rheumatism.


While southern bull kelp can help improve health, it does not cure.

In case of illness, it is advisable to explore the emotional causes.

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What are the benefits of cochayuyo seaweed?

It is a still underrated superfood, which will soon gain a good reputation.

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