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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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Opt for ground flaxseed over its whole counterpart since it is superior for digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Researcher Lilian Thompson of the University of Toronto found that flaxseed oil didn't prevent breast tumors in animals as well as ground flaxseed, which contains both ALA and lignans.
Adding ground flaxseed to yogurt or cottage cheese can also be beneficial.
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Researchers divided subjects into three groups: a low-fat diet plus either a statin drug or 20 grams (about three tablespoons) of ground flaxseed daily for two months, while a third control group received the low-fat diet only.
2) (The men added an ounce a day of ground flaxseed to a lower-fat diet for six months.
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