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flax

a flowering annual herb found in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
uses The seeds are used for constipation and as a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
contraindications It is contraindicated in people with bowel obstruction and dehydration. It is also not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity to this product. It should not be used as a poultice on open wounds.

flax

Herbal medicine
An annual, the oil and seeds of which contain a cyanogenic glycoside, fixed oils (e.g., linoleic and linolenic acids), mucilage and protein; it has been used internally as a laxative and antitussive, and topically to treat burns.

flax,

n Latin name:
Linum usitatissimum; part used: seeds; uses: inflammatory, laxative, anticholesteremic; uses under research: colon disease, eczema, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, arthritis, allergies, multiple sclerosis, cancer, lupus, menopause, renal cysts, hypertension, and hyperactivity; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with digestive blockage or dehydration, diabetes; unripened seeds are poisonous; can cause nausea, diarrhea, and gas, (overuse: weakness, dyspnea, tachypnea, paralysis, convulsions, and death). Also called
linseed, lint bells, linen flax, and
linum.
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Flax.

flax

Linum usitatissimum (cultivated flax, linseed) and L. catharticum (purging flax).

dwarf bay flax
daphnemezereum.
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3 Tablespoons flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed) 3 Tablespoons mild vinegar (distilled, rice, or cider) 4 Tablespoons water, divided 1 cup cooked barley or brown rice One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 3/4 cup whole almonds 1 Tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
1-1/2 cups white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup graham flour 1/2 cup Kamut flour (if not available use semolina or more whole wheat flour) 1/4 cup buckwheat flour (this adds a nice strong wheat flavor) 1-1/2 cups flaxseed meal (do not omit this) 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup wheat bran (oat bran can be substituted)
HIGHLIGHTED VARIETY - By Nature Pork & Sweet Potato contains: Pork meal, ground barley, canola oil, sweet potatoes, flaxseed meal, oatmeal, tomato pomace, natural flavors, alfalfa meal, yeast culture .
Traditionally, flax is crushed to produce oil for industrial applications, and the resultant flaxseed meal is used as a protein supplement in livestock feeds.
Combine sugar, flour, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then
Choose monounsaturated-rich fats, like olive, canola or peanut oils, seeds, nuts, nut butters and avocado; increase your intake of omega-3 fats from fatty fish, flaxseed meal and walnuts.
The article was titled, "Use Flaxseed Meal For Better Health," by Betty Quinn California.
OAT AND FLAX HOT CEREAL (Makes 2-3 servings) 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal 3 cups cold water 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Pinch of kosher salt Place all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl.
brewers dried yeast, flaxseed meal, wheat germ meal .
The control diet used flaxseed meal as a protein source to more clearly evaluate the effect of the flaxseed oil.
When I first read about flaxseed meal, I was skeptical--nothing can be that good
Flaxseed meal can be added to sauces, pancake batters and most baked goods.