Wakame moistens dryness; promotes healthy hair and skin; transforms phlegm and is useful for coughs with yellow or green mucous; softens hardened tissue and masses. It is rich in niacin and thiamine and has a high calcium content.




  • 1 lb. Cucumbers                                 
  • 2-4 strips wakame or                          
  • 2-3 tsp. shredded wakame
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion                 
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped fine
  • brown rice vinegar, umeboshi vinegar, or lemon
  • unrefined sea salt



  1. Wash cucumbers and slice thin.  If waxed, peel.  Reconstitute wakame 3-5 minutes in room temperature water; remove center rib, and slice. 
  2. If using wakame flakes simply reconstitute 3-5 minutes.
  3. Place sliced cucumbers in a colander and mix with 2 tsp. unrefined sea salt.  Allow to sit 20-30 minutes.  Rinse well and combine with wakame in a bowl.
  4. Add red onion, fresh dill and brown rice vinegar, umeboshi vinegar, or lemon to taste.