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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.
[G. linon, flax]
flaxseed/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]
Patient discussion about flaxseed
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.More discussions about flaxseed