Flaxseed

From our list of ailments, see what Flaxseed can be used for:

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Clots
  • Cholesterol High
  • Circulation Poor
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastritis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • Heart Disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Inflammation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Travelers Diarrhea

Natural Remedies using Flaxseed

Dosages (Flax) — 1 (1300 mg) StX for 740 mg ALA, softgel (APA); 1 tbsp whole or crushed (not ground) seed/150 ml liquid 2–3 ×/day (APA; PH2; PIP); 1 oz seed/1 quart water at boiling point (FEL); 35–50 g crushed seed/day for hypercholesterolemia (PH2); 1–2 tbsp flaxseed oil/day as antiaggregant (PH2).

The omega-3 family of fatty acids supplies the building blocks of a variety of powerful anti-inflammatory substances. The parent fat of the omega-3s, alpha-linolenic acid, is found in dark green leafy vegetables and flaxseed. More potent omega-3s, especially EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), are found in coldwater fish such as salmon and herring. Basically, the omega-3s encourage the body’s production of inflammation-suppressing compounds. They help remind the body to turn inflammatory reactions off when they are no longer needed.

Arteriosclerosis, Arthritis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Clots, Cholesterol High, Circulation Poor, Constipation, Diabetes, Diabetes Type 2, Diarrhea, Gastritis, Gout, Hair Loss, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High cholesterol, Inflammation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Travelers Diarrhea

The Benefit of using Flaxseed as a natural cure

Flaxseed is a rich nonanimal source of alpha-linolenic acid, and flaxseed oil capsules are sometimes recommended as a source of omega-3

fatty acids. While flaxseed is indeed an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid, many people have difficulty converting it to EPA and DHA, which would limit its usefulness as a supplement.

If you do not like the taste of fish (or are a vegetarian), you can increase your intake of EPA and DHA in other ways. Freshly ground flaxseed sprinkled on a salad or vegetables, or flaxseed oil drizzled on them, contains large amounts of alpha-linolenic acid. Of course, your body will have to convert it to EPA and DHA. In addition, you can eat eggs enriched with omega-3 fatty acids or one of the growing number of products containing deodorized fish oils, such as some types of Millina’s Finest tomato sauces.

Vegetable oils such as safflower, sunflower, corn and cottonseed are all rich in Omega-6 content which makes our fried snacks taste absolutely scrumptious, unfortunately unless one’s Omega-6 intake is balanced out by a Omega-3 intake such as fish, flaxseed, walnuts and similar food types, the yumminiess of Omega-6 fatty acids contributes directly to the inflammation of joints, that can cause arthritic pain.