Flax (Linum Usitatissimum) medicinal herb also called flaxseed and linseed is indigenous to Asia and Africa and today grows wild practically in most countries. It is from the Linaceae family.
The fibers from the stems were utilized by the olden Egyptians to produce high-quality linens and strong canvas.
The holy and sacred garments of Aaron and the curtains of the Tabernacle were actually manufactured from linen. The fibers are very long, reaching one yard and more and may be spun by those who wish to learn to make linen socks as well as sweaters and other garments.
Some years ago, I did not know about this herb until a good friend of mine introduced me to it and I am hooked ever-since. I tried very hard to have it in my possession at all times. My primary way of consumption is by eating the ground herb. I prefer it this way and I can easily throw it into anything I am eating.
The medicinal properties of the ripe seeds are demulcent, pectoral, laxative, maturating, mucilaginous as well as emollient. The common names are Linseed, Winterlien, as well as Lint bells. The main parts used as herbal medicine are the ripe seeds and oil. The name Linum usitatissimum means "most useful" and of a fact it is useful for many ailments.
The seeds are abundant in chlorides, sulphates, phosphates, calcium, potassium, lignans as well as magnesium. The seeds also possess Omega-6 essential fatty acids, protein, as well as vitamins.
The medicinal benefits are numerous when it comes to
treating various ailments.
It is an excellent herbal remedy to lower high cholesterol and blood sugar level. A decoction made from it is used for lung and also chest difficulties, urinary tract problems, coughs, catarrh, bronchial asthma, dysentery and also to alleviate menstrual cramps.
Those who suffer with poor circulation may be helped by it because it can improve blood circulation, enhance the immune system as well as work as a remedy for inflammatory conditions.
Flaxseed oil is utilized as a laxative as well as to ease coughs, asthma and also pleurisy. It is extremely helpful in support of burns once added to to a small degree of lime water. To get rid of gallstones, just take two tablespoon of linseed oil after that lay down on your left side for approximately thirty minutes. The gallstones will pass out through into the bowels. This is an excellent remedy to pass out gallstones. Under no circumstances should you boil linseed oil.
It is a primary source of lignans, one of the initial chemical classes of phytoestrogens. phytoestrogens are elements of plants that can occur naturally and can help to prevent heart disease, breast cancer and also fractures of the hips. Studies have shown that persons residing in places such as Southeast Asia had a lower rate of these conditions when compared to other places. This may be contributed to consumed diets that are very high phytoestrogens. This is especially good for postmenopausal women who are searching for natural alternatives to hormone therapy.
A poultice can be made from the powdered seeds, with the inclusion of very warm water. The paste may be used to draw out boils, swellings, tumors, carbuncles, ulcers, sores as well as abscesses. It is equally beneficial for swift ease of arthritis, rheumatism, pains and sprains. The fresh leaves can also be utilized as a poultice in support of swellings.
Put four tablespoonfuls of the herb into one quart of water. Bring it to boil and then boil slowly for thirty minutes. strain through thin material. To make up the quantity after boiling, add another quart of water. This is very beneficial as a drink. Flax tea can be used as enema when the digestive tract is irritated.