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What Flax herb Is:

It's linen. It's linseed oil. It's even in linoleum. It's also just plain old flax, and flax, as its Latin name suggests, is "most useful." The ancient Egyptians spun flax for linen clothing, and fibers have even been found at prehistoric archaeological sites. North American settlers introduced the slim-stemmed, blue-flowered plant to this continent, and it now grows across the northwestern parts of the United States and in Canada. The fibers come from the plant itself; the high-calorie oil, long used to fatten cattle, comes from its seeds. A gummy liquid from the seeds (mucilage) was long used as a poultice to treat burns and other types of inflammation.

Highly valued for its fiber and oil, flax has been cultivated for thousands of years. Flax seeds are a good source of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and also have laxative, pain-relieving, emollient and soothing effects.

Flax extract, benefits, health, effects, plantFlax benefits

Flax seeds can be used to treat respiratory problems, constipation, and to soothe an irritated gut. Externally, flaxseed poultices can be used to treat burns, boils and pain.

Cautions

Very large doses of the seeds (over l00g) have been known to cause poisoning.

 
 
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