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The dried ripe seed of Linum usitatissimum (family Linaceae), flax, the fiber of which is used in the manufacture of linen; an infusion was formerly used as a demulcent in catarrhal affections of the respiratory and urogenital tracts, and the ground seeds are used in making poultices.
Synonym(s): flaxseed
[G. linon, flax]


/flax·seed/ (flak´sēd) linseed.


The seed of flax, used to produce linseed oil and medicinal emollients and as a dietary supplement.


The seed of the flax plant, yielding linseed oil and linseed. Claimed useful in control of cholesterol and blood sugar; also used as a laxative.
[A.S. fleax, flax, + seed]

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Q. does flaxseed work for hot flashes.is there anything else that helps? going though menopause without hormones.

A. There have been some researches lately to see if flaxseed does indeed help with hot flashes. flaxseed was studied because it is a phytoestrogen (plant-based estrogen source). Flaxseed contains lignans and omega-3 fatty acids. The research found that it helped some of the women. You need to crush the flaxseed before you eat it in order to get all the oil out of it. You can try it, it is good for you anyway.

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Effect of flaxseed gum on reduction of blood glucose and cholesterol in type2 diabetic patients.
The study indicates that the introduction of dietary flaxseed may have potent antihypertensive effects in hypertensive patients, and that this may be a simple strategy to improve the health of patients and reduce the costs of CVD and cerebrovascular disease.
Effect of flaxseed supplementation rate and processing on the production, fatty acid profile, and texture of milk, butter, and cheese.
The scientists found that breads containing 1% and 3% flaxseed fiber had significantly larger loaf volumes and reduced firmness in comparison to bread containing 0% flaxseed fiber.
Proximate composition, pH and cholesterol of the eggs from the hens fed the diets with flaxseed oil, dried whitebait and/or FOS are shown in Table 2.
Potent anti hypertensive action of dietary flaxseed in hypertensive patients.
Based upon the strength of the scientific data we submitted, Health Canada's Food Directorate recommended the acceptance of a health claim showing flaxseed can lower blood cholesterol", stated William Hill, President of the Flax Council of Canada.
The study found that feeding cows up to six pounds of extruded flaxseed improved the fat profile without negatively affecting the production and texture of the milk and other dairy products.
In addition, the omega-3-rich oil in flaxseed is more stable than in fish oil and less prone to oxidation, offering manufacturers a stable approach to omega-3 fortification.
Because hot flashes can negatively impact quality of life for many women, there is increasing interest in the use of complementary therapies such as flaxseed," Dr.
The ancient Egyptians used flaxseed for nutritional and medicinal purposes about B.
you can add the flaxseed to a food processor, chop, and then pour