SPIRULINA THROUGH THE AGES
5000 YEARS OF MEDICAL USE
Three ancient schools of medicine — Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Unani — have used Spirulina to treat illness for more than 5,000 years and still prescribe it in a wide range of treatments in Asia, China, India and Pakistan, South Asia and the middle east.
SPIRULINA IN ANCIENT TRADE
Spirulina grows naturally in alkaline lakes around the world and was harvested, dried and widely traded — it has a distinguished history in the healing arts in ancient Egypt, Babylon, the Roman empire, Persia and India.
IMPORTANT AZTEC FOOD
Ancient Aztecs harvested Spirulina (tecuitlatl) as a major source of nutrition in mountain cities with little agricultural land. Aztec runners carried messages for hundreds of miles using Spirulina to maintain endurance.
IMPORTANT AFRICANTRIBAL FOOD
African tribes have harvested and sun-dried Spirulina for food and trading from alkaline lakes for millennia.
Villagers in Chad still collect 'Dihe' in baskets, sun dry it, and sell it in marketplaces and to traders.