Flaxseed: useful properties

November 5, 2011

 Mankind has cultivated flax, a rich source of healing oil for more than seven thousand years. Our ancestors used brown flax seeds for preparation of ointments that reduce inflammation of the skin, as well as for the treatment of constipation. Flax seed oil contains essential fatty acids Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9, as well as B vitamins and fiber.

Just one teaspoon of flaxseed oil contains 2, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, which is almost twice the amount of omega-3 fatty acid that is found in our diet. In addition, linseed oil - an excellent source of lignans - substances with anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties. Lignans have a beneficial effect on the disease of hormonal origin, and are also effective in the treatment of some cancers. Lignans also help to destroy some types of bacteria, fungal infections and viruses, including the herpes virus and zoster.

Medicinal properties of flaxseed


Regular use in the diet of flaxseed oil helps lower cholesterol and blood viscosity, improve the elasticity of blood vessels, preventing the development of myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, reduces the risk of stroke and blood clots.

 Flaxseed: useful properties

Digestive system

In addition, flax seed oil and flax seed liquor normalizes the entire human digestive system: improves liver function, promotes treatment of colitis, gastritis, eliminates constipation, heartburn, has antiparasitic action. In diseases of the digestive tract contained in flaxseed dietary fiber stimulates gastrointestinal activity. This is especially necessary for those who have the disorders in this area (eg, constipation, caused by various reasons). Polysaccharides have membranostaticheskim action, whereby flaxseed is used as a smoothing, anti-gastritis and gastric ulcer

 Flaxseed: useful properties


Invaluable immune defense oil properties: its use as a food prophylactically prevents some cancers (breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer, and even skin cancer). Lignan possesses anti-cancer activity, cancer cells stop dividing. Canadians conduct research in this direction: if a woman has breast cancer, even the consumption of flaxseed muffins with stops tumor process.

Also in medicine recommends oil from flax seed to take postoperative and debilitated patients during rehabilitation.

It is recommended that regular consumption of flax oil and children for the healthy development of the full body.

 Flaxseed: useful properties

Systemic diseases

Linseed oil also reduces inflammation in gout, systemic lupus and fibrocystic breast: it contains omega-3 fatty acids reduce the inflammatory response in these diseases. In systemic lupus flaxseed not only reduces inflammation of the joints, skin, and kidney, but also significantly lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood (with elevated cholesterol erythematosus). When gout linseed oil reduces sharp and severe pain in the joints Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 And reduces swelling of the joints. In addition, the ability of omega-3 fatty acids improve the absorption of iodine - a mineral deficiency is often noted in women with fibrocystic mastopathy - makes flaxseed oil an effective means for the auxiliary treatment of the disease.

 Flaxseed: useful properties

Women Health

A very important role flax seed oil as a useful health product in any woman's life. This oil must be included in the diet of pregnant women, as components of its positive effect on the proper development of the brain of a child, make it easier during pregnancy and childbirth. Daily consumption of flax seed oil normalizes hormonal balance, alleviating premenstrual syndrome and improving the state of health of women in menopause.

 Flaxseed: useful properties


In modern cosmetology flax oil is used in the composition of various masks for skin and hair due to its high content of vitamins and anti-aging, soothing, antibacterial properties. Linseed oil also promotes the growth of hair and nails (due to a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acid in the body hair becomes dull and lifeless, and nails - brittle).

 Flaxseed: useful properties


Flaxseed also helps in the treatment of hemorrhoids, diverticular disease and gallstones: thanks to its high content of dietary fiber flax flour Flax flour: natural "broom" for beauty and health  Flax flour: natural "broom" for beauty and health
   improves digestion, provides regular bowel movements and prevent constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disease. In patients with diverticulitis flaxseed cleanses the stomach bags of waste digestion, thereby preventing potential infections. With spastic colitis flaxseed oil helps reduce inflammation and restore the gastrointestinal tract after injury. In addition, linseed oil prevents the formation of gallstones, and even dissolve existing stones.

 Flaxseed: useful properties


The use of flax seed helps to normalize the water metabolism in the body, the violation of which is observed in the form of swelling in certain types of overweight, postmenopausal cardiovascular disease and other diseases in which complicated the conclusion of sodium and water by the kidneys. Eating flaxseed Flax Seed: Home doctor  Flax Seed: Home doctor
   It helps the kidneys in these diseases.

 Flaxseed: useful properties

Skin diseases

Linseed oil also helps in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea (rosacea) and sunburn. Thanks contained in linseed oil fatty acids, it is very beneficial to the skin. When applying linseed oil to areas affected by eczema, psoriasis or rozetsea, improved significantly soon. This action linseed oil also provides essential fatty acids. Sunburns are faster if treat them with linseed oil. When acne essential fatty acids is partially removed from the skin film of sebum, clogging the pores and interfere with the skin to "breathe". Even using this product is only 2 times a day, you can get significant relief from shingles, warts and corns. It is believed that the extract of flaxseed improves gum diseases and other inflammatory conditions in mouth and throat.

 Flaxseed: useful properties

Severe illness

Flaxseed oil helps to reduce damage to the nerves causing numbness (numbness), and pruritus. Essential fatty acid in its composition to improve the transmission of nerve impulses that make the linseed oil Linseed oil - the healing properties of a beautiful flower  Linseed oil - the healing properties of a beautiful flower
   useful in the treatment of many diseases whose symptoms are itching and numbness tissues. These sedative properties of linseed oil are useful in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease (a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by a loss of cells containing dopamine), diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

 Flaxseed: useful properties


Linseed oil effectively combats stress and neuralgia. The stress produced biochemical toxic substances that destroy the body. Omega-3 interferes with their education. Flaxseed has a calming effect, which is important in stressful situations.

 Flaxseed: useful properties

Cancer Prevention

Linseed oil helps in the treatment of prostatic dysfunction, impotence and male infertility. The information contained in flaxseed oil essential fatty acids can prevent an abnormal increase, and inflammation of the prostate gland in older men. Admission flaxseed helps reduce the symptoms of this disorder, in particular, the need to urinate become less frequent. Essential fatty acids also play an important role in maintaining the health of the sperm and can be useful in the treatment of male infertility, as increased blood flow to the penis.

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