Linseed

Flaxseeds are used as a herbal medical product. They are flat, 2-3 mm big, light brown. When soaked, they turn into brown and grow in volume being surrounded by much mucus. These seeds are highly nutritional and their consumption has a very positive effect on our health.

Linseed is rich in: E vitamin, zinc, pha Linoleic acid (omega-3), phytosteroles, flavonoids, phytoestrogens.

Phytoestrogens block estrogen receptors which results in the decreased proneness to cancer diseases of breasts, uterus and prostate. This property may be also helpful to decrease the side effects of steroids.

Additionally, phytoestrogens may counter-act certain effects of menopause. E vitamin is anti-oxidant so it protects cells against free radicals. Together with Linoleic acid (omega-3) and flavonoids, they protect from heart disease, counter-act cataract , atherosclerosis and cerebral stroke; they reduce blood pressure.

All linseed components help reduce the level of cholesterol in our organism. We can buy linseed in any pharmacy, grind it and store it in a tightly closed jar. Tight closing is extremely important, because the oil contained in seed can be easily oxidized if not closed tightly. Drinking linseed decoction is recommended when you suffer from gastritis, gastric hyperacidity and diarrhea, as well as exhausting cough.

Soaked linseeds and next mashed, applied twice a day – one spoon, relieve constipation. Linseeds can be used to make hot compresses to soften skin. Burn, frost-bites, difficult healing wounds can be treated with it, too. Flax poultices are applied in cosmetology, too – when skin dries out, peels off and cracks. Acne, pimples, skin allergies, itching and bedsores can be treated with it, too.

Green linseed can be added to salads, mixed with flour to make coating, or they can be just used to sprinkle any food. As recent research indicates, the consumption of linseeds has a highly positive effect on our health and it may be used as a preventive measure to fight cancer diseases