Flax is a truly wonderful plant, applicablein various fields. First of all, of course, it was always made of cloth and sewed clothes, which was indispensable in the heat, saved from increased sweating and scabies. And still from it receive the most valuable oil used not only for food purposes. The use of flax seeds in medicine has been known for a very long time, because this unique plant is suitable both for the prevention of a number of diseases and for their treatment. It should be said that flax seeds contain high-grade protein, fiber, carbohydrates and fats, organic acids, fatty oils, pectins, a number of vitamins (vitamin C, carotene, vitamins F and Y) and trace elements (aluminum, zinc, iron, chromium , nickel, calcium, potassium, boron, iodine, selenium and manganese). Thanks to this have a healing effect.
The use of flax seeds is very wide. According to folk medicine, they cure gastritis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, cough (acts as an expectorant potion), constipation and colitis. Compress of them helps with boils and boils, has a slight analgesic effect. Thus, this product has anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, expectorant, bactericidal, softening and laxative effects.
The use of flax seeds also takes place in cooking. Usually they are simply ground and taken with a lot of water, so do not pre-soak. You can add in porridge, salads, pastries, eat with sour-milk products, honey and even jam. However, for medical purposes, its quantity and form of application should be determined only by a physician. Also should be stored properly (you can simply in the refrigerator in a sealed container or bag) flax seed.
The use of constipation for this tool is quiteeffectively due to the slight laxative effect. In addition, the flax seed reduces the level of sugar in the blood, improves digestion (coupled with strengthening immunity and reducing blood pressure), serves as a preventive measure for heart disease, blood clots and cancer. Due to the mucus, which impregnated with flax seeds, they help reduce inflammation, regulate liver function, cure diseases of the digestive tract. In addition, this product does not allow the development of tumors in the body, improves vision and brain activity, cleanses the body of heavy metals. Participation in cholesterol and fat metabolism, rejuvenating effect on the skin make the flax seed really unique product. The fatty oils contained in it help regenerate tissues.
A seed of flax, the use of which in medicineknown for a long time, has a number of contraindications. First of all, it can not be consumed in large quantities, since excess linseed oil is not useful for the liver. In addition, a person may not tolerate this product, and the seeds will only do harm instead of good, causing bloating, flatulence, diarrhea. Because of the strong choleretic effect, they can only be taken with great care by people suffering from gallstones and kidney stones. The use of flax seeds is contraindicated during pregnancy and feeding of the baby, as well as with intestinal obstruction and exacerbations of cholecystitis. In addition, this product can cause allergies.