Flaxseed Oil Frequently Asked Questions
What Is It?
A source of fiber for linen fabric since ancient times, the slender
flax plant (Linum usitatissimum) also boasts a long history as a
healing herb. First cultivated in Europe, the plant's brown seeds
were regularly used to prepare balms for inflamed skin and healing
slurries for constipation. Today, flaxseeds--also called linseeds--are
best known for the therapeutic oil that is derived by pressing them.
Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs, flaxseed oil has earned
a solid reputation for treating a range of ailments, from heart
disease to lupus.
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Flaxseed Oil: What Is It?
What Are the Health
Benefits of Flaxseed Oil?
Is Flaxseed oil beneficial
to body builders?
Golden vs. brown flax
seed - difference?
Is flaxseed good for children?