Working with Flax
As a poultice, flaxseed may relieve stubborn inflammation, draw out toxins, soothe sunburn, soften boils, and speed healing. Taken internally, flaxseed decoction is a bulk laxative and demulcent, suitable for gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and coughs. The freshly-ground seed can be added to cereal, soups, or stews as a thickener. Regular use may help balance estrogen activity, reducing the risk of some cancers and heart disease and benefiting menopausal women.
Flax has a taste of SWEET and a temperature of NEUTRAL.
Conditions treated with Flax
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.