Eckol: a sea of support for stronger, more stress-resilient plants
Updated: Mar 21
📚 Eckol is a type of phlorotannin, a class of polyphenolic compounds that are found in brown algae, such as Ecklonia maxima.
💪 These compounds have been shown to have biostimulant effects on plant metabolism.
🌱 Eckol demonstrated an auxin-like activity that result in an increased number and length of roots, shoot elongation, and seedling biomass.
🛡️ It was also proven that seawed-derived eckol improves the photosynthetic activity by the increase in the concentration of chlorophyll in plant tissue, and positively affects natural plant defense mechanisms against biotic stress.
➡️ UKELP is a liquid kelp suspension based on Ecklonia Maxima obtained from the clean, cold waters off the Atlantic Coast of Southern Africa.