FLAXSEED and FLAXSEED OIL (LINSEED)
Flaxseed has been cultivated in Europe for more than 7000 years. The plants brown seeds were regularly used to prevent and treat a variety of inflammatory disorders and hormone related problems. Today flaxseed has earned a solid reputation for treating ailments from Heart disease to Diabetes.
The essential fatty acids of Omega 3, 6, and 9 in flaxseed oil are in perfect dietary balance as a key healing component, as the body cannot manufacture it own. Essential fatty acids work throughout the body to protect cell membranes, keeping them efficient at admitting health substances while barring damaging ones. Studies show that Omega 3 fatty acids in combination with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, and raw food enzymes may prove to be of particular value for preventing and treating cancer.
Research shows the Lignin’s in flaxseed can bind to estrogen receptors hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer. These lignin’s combat specific bacteria, fungi, and viruses, including those that cause cold sores and shingles. Several recent studies also conclude that flaxseed oil as well as ground flaxseeds can lower cholesterol, protect against angina and high blood pressure and significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.
Because of the high dietary fibre, flaxseeds relieve constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disease keeping intestinal pouches free of waste. If taken specifically for inflammatory bowel disease, flaxseed oil can help calm inflammation and heal any intestinal tract damage.
Flaxseeds are a good source of magnesium, which helps to reduce the severity of asthma by keeping the airways relaxed and open.
A daily intake of 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of ground seeds will keep your heart-healthy and maintain a perfect bowel movement.