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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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The corn soybean meal based diets (Table 1) supplemented with 0, 5, 10 and 15% flaxseed meal (brown flaxseed (Linum usitatissinum), each was offered to three groups of chicks.
The weekly body weight of broiler chicks (Table 1) indicated no significant difference among control and flaxseed meal groups during the first two weeks of the experiment.
The performance data for different age groups (Table 2) indicated that during first three weeks, there was no significant difference in weight gain among control and 5% flaxseed meal group but significant reduction of 10.
The carcass characteristics data (Table 3) indicated a significant reduction in the percent eviscerated weight at 15% inclusion level of flaxseed meal as compared to other dietary groups.
Results indicated that inclusion of flaxseed meal in the broiler diet had non-significant effect on protein, fat and ash content in breast and thigh tissues.
The ALA content in both breast and thigh tissues was increased significantly with increasing level of flaxseed meal in broiler's diet (Table 4).
Your magazine promotes the healthy "slow food" lifestyle and flaxseed meal is a good addition to that goal.