Flax is a very unique plant. It contains proteins, vitamins, is a source of microelements and fiber. The presence of organic compounds and nutrients in the composition of flax makes it especially valuable for a person.
For example, nutritional supplements containing flax seed oil slow the process of cell division in malignant tumors. In addition, due to its composition, flax can improve the functioning of the urinary system and improve the functioning of the kidneys. The consumption of products containing flax, in a short time reduces the level of cholesterol.
Flaxseed is used in folk medicine and as an expectorant, and it is also used for digestive disorders, especially when prone to constipation. In addition, flax seeds act on the body as a general restorative.
Oil from flax seeds is widely used in the treatment of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, various kinds of inflammatory diseases. The flax contains Omega-3, which is able to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. As a result of regular consumption of flaxseed in the form of broths and infusions, the risk of developing a heart attack, arrhythmia, hypertension and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels is reduced.
Omega-3 acid also has an anti-cancer effect. It is able to prevent the development of such serious diseases caused by hormonal disorders, like breast and prostate cancer.
Fiber, which contains flax, enables a person to get rid of constipation, and polysaccharides, which are part of it, have an anti-inflammatory and enveloping effect for ulcers and gastritis.
Ripe flax seeds can excrete mucus, which is used for diseases of the respiratory tract (bronchitis, langitis). To prepare this mucus, 3 grams of mature seeds should be poured into half a cup of boiling water, let it brew for 15-20 minutes, and then shake and strain. Take medicine for 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.