flax seeds

 flax seeds

Flax seeds - vegetable preparation with emollient, enveloping, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.

Pharmacological action

High efficiency in the treatment of many diseases of flax seeds provides the optimal ratio in their composition of vitamins, fatty acids and other equally important components.

Flax seeds contain three types of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are valuable materials for the life of the human body. Thus, in the flax seed Omega-3 contains more than in all other edible vegetable oils and fish oils.

According to the nutritional value of the protein flax seed is not inferior to plant protein soybean. Elevated levels of fiber in this product provides a positive effect on the immune system and prevents the development of cancer.

The use of flax seed at a stomach ulcer and gastritis due to the high content of polysaccharides, which provide overlying and bactericidal properties of the drug.

Lignans representing "plant hormones" having antiviral and antibacterial effects and prevent the development of cancer.

Flax seeds are a rich source of vitamin F, which is not synthesized in the human body, but is actively involved in cholesterol and lipid metabolism.

Flax seed, reviews confirm, is a popular cosmetic means, the effectiveness of which is due to high content of vitamins A and E. Rich in active phytopreparation and selenium, which is actively involved in cleansing the body from heavy metals, and normalization of brain activity, preventing the development of tumors.

Flax seed treatment must be approved by a doctor, it is a natural product, medicinal properties and high value is proven by clinical studies.

Indications for use flax seed

The use of flax seed is expedient in the following cases:

  • cardiovascular diseases: to prevent the formation of blood clots in the brain, lungs and heart, for reducing high blood pressure, reduce the risk of microinfarcts, infarction, arrhythmia, coronary heart disease and other disorders of the cardiovascular system;
  • for the prevention of cancer;
  • in the gastro-intestinal diseases: it stimulates the digestive system, normalizes the function of the liver, envelops and reduces inflammation in gastric ulcer and gastritis;
  • to alleviate the symptoms and treatment of asthma;
  • to protect the body against the development of diabetes mellitus;
  • inflammatory diseases, including the genitourinary system, musculoskeletal system;
  • burns, radiation injuries of the skin, frostbite;
  • to reduce allergic reactions;
  • for the normalization of renal edema caused by difficult withdrawal of water and sodium from the body;
  • under stress, depression;
  • to improve vision;
  • in diseases of the thyroid gland;
  • to increase potency, to facilitate pregnancy and childbirth;
  • a tendency to drugs and alcohol;
  • to cleanse the body of toxins and radionuclides.

In addition, flax seeds are useful for hair and skin.

It is also widely used for weight loss flax seeds, due to their ability to suppress hunger and normalize metabolic processes in the body.

mode of application

 Flax seeds are very useful for skin and hair
 Flax seed treatment should not wear a spontaneous and thoughtless character, should be applied in accordance with the instruction or prescription.

In order to get from flax seeds laxative and enveloping effect, you must adhere to the following recipe: 2 tablespoons. spoon the seeds pour 1 cup should be water brought to a boil and leave for 10 minutes to draw. Scheme of use - ½ cup before eating. As the reviews, flax seeds as such is highly effective in diseases of the digestive tract. The use of this drug as a purgative involves the simultaneous use of large amounts of fluid.

In the same proportions and in the same way, but only in ground form, are used for the preparation of flax seeds infusion, for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

The use of flax seed can also be in solid or powdered form. The drug is added to salads, cereals, dairy products, baked goods, or in the ratio of 1 to 1 is mixed with jam or honey. The recommended daily dose of phytopreparation - from 5 g to 50 In order to obtain the expected therapeutic effect to eat flax seeds must be within a few weeks.

Flax seeds for weight loss may be employed in the form of a drink, medicinal teas, or jelly. The flask is placed 1 st. spoonful of seeds, pour 2 cups of the boiled water, close lid tightly and leave for the night. The resulting drink drink before eating 100 grams 2-3 times per day.

A decoction of flaxseed diet prepared as follows: 1 tbsp. spoon the seeds pour 1 cup boiling water and keep in a water bath for 30 minutes, occasionally stirring gently. One glass of the resulting broth is divided into three portions and consume 30 minutes before a meal.

The use of flax seed in the form of jelly is useful not only for health but also for the figure. In 1 cup of boiled hot jelly, preferably without sugar, add one half tablespoon of seeds, stir and leave to swell. When the jelly has cooled, it should be stir again, after which it is ready for use (before eating).

Seeds of flax for use as hair oils or special pharmaceutical formulations. For skin is recommended to use flax seeds in the form of masks and compresses.

side effects

Flax seeds reviews describe as a safe herbal medicine. However, in some cases, treatment of flax seed can provoke such reactions, as urticaria, intermittent fever, fatigue, itching, nasal congestion, watery eyes, nausea, drop in blood pressure.

In rare cases it was reported undesirable effects of flax seed as stomach pains, vomiting, elevated blood sugar, intestinal obstruction, changes in the menstrual cycle.

Contra-indicated in the instructions for flax seed

The use of flax seed is contraindicated people who are allergic to flax, as well as intestinal obstruction, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, esophageal pathologies.

Be wary of flax seeds should be: pregnant and lactating women, as well as persons suffering from bleeding disorders, diabetes, thyroid disease, asthma, seizures, bipolar disorder.

Additional Information

Flax seeds should be stored in a cool place. Milled or ground flax seeds to be used immediately, as in contact with oxygen, they oxidize rapidly and lose their healing properties.