Flax – medicinal properties and application inmedicine

Sun, 10 Jul 2016


Flax – general description

Annual or perennial flax is grassy.
plant of the flax family with high upright, and on top –
branched and thin stem, reaching a height of 40 or more
centimeters. Leaves whole, narrow-lanceolate, sessile, located
alternately, less often – the opposite.

Flax flowers, gathered in thyroid brushes, rather large,
pale bluish, blue, yellow or white color, develop on
long stalks. As a rule, they have five regular drop-shaped
and delicate petals in contact at the edges with each other. Blossom
Flax begins in late May – early June. Fruit – ovoid either
rounded box with flat oil seeds.

Flax – types and places of growth

The genus represents over 200 varieties of flax growing in
temperate and subtropical zones of the entire globe. The greatest
popularity in the agricultural textile industry
conquered flax, characterized by a large abundance of subspecies,
of which only three have the greatest cultural value:

– Mediterranean flax subspecies – grown in the Crimea, Ukraine,
Kazakhstan and the Caucasus as an oilseed crop;

– intermediate subspecies – widely distributed in countries
The Mediterranean;

– Eurasian subspecies – includes, perhaps, the most
cultivated crops scattered throughout the continent of Eurasia.
The most important of them are: flaxseedleaf, oilseed flax
(or curly hair), flax and flax creeping. Listed species
used for the production of fiber and seeds, flax mezheumok
grown for further processing into butter.

25 types of flax are used in floriculture: flax
large-flowered, stiffly hairy, perennial and others. Dwell and
in natural conditions, demanding of light, better development
reach in wet and fertile soils.

Flax – healing properties

Flax – a plant used not only for the production of fabric and
масла, его еще и широко применяют в народной medicine и гомеопатии.
Flax seeds are concentrated in a whole treasure of nutrients. Linen
contains in its composition of vegetable proteins, fiber,
trace elements and essential vitamins A, E, B, F, essential
polyunsaturated fats.

The unique composition of the seeds makes them favorable
effects on the body and the treatment of such illnesses and pathologies as
diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (experimentally
it is proved that flax normalizes A / D, lowers cholesterol
low blood density, eliminates arrhythmia and reduces the risk
development of heart attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death), stress,
burns, ulcers, gastrointestinal and urogenital diseases,
neuralgia, etc.

In addition, flax enhances immunity, has a beneficial effect on brain
activity, eliminates constipation, neutralizes food poisoning, and
mucus from seeds helps with acid poisoning and other

Linen — лекарственные формы

For medicinal purposes, use only flaxseeds, which
collected as they are formed, that is, in September during threshing
flax. The collected raw materials are dried under a canopy, in dryers or in
oven at 30-40 degrees. Linseed oil is also extracted from seeds,
by cold pressing. В народной medicine лен используют
for the preparation of mucus, decoctions, infusions, compresses, poultices and
etc. The range of possible use is unusually wide.

Linen — рецепты народной медицины

Recipe for mucus: on a tablespoon of seeds a glass of boiling water; insist
hour, occasionally shaking, then cool, strain and drink by
two dining l. 3-5 r. on the day before meals (half an hour).

Broth for cancer: flax (3 tbsp. L. Seeds)
add to boiling water – 600 ml and boil over low heat for ten
minutes Next, squeeze the raw material and take the broth three times a day.
half a cup.

For jade, urolithiasis: 1 teaspoon of seeds is added to
boiling water (200 ml), boil for 2-3 minutes only, then insist
hour and filter. Drink a glass in the morning and at night.

Skin diseases are treated with poultices, mucus and any of the following.
decoctions, in the form of lotions. Broths are also used for enemas when
hemorrhoids, intestinal inflammation, dysentery and constipation, gargle
ulcerated oral and inflamed tonsils.

Linen — противопоказания

Linen — безопасен, но употребление его семян в пищу должно
accompanied by copious drinking, as the rough structure of the seed without
moisture intake can cause intestinal obstruction.


Anastasia 04/27/2016 These wonderful flowers, I soot for decoration
territories, and now I’ll also use their seeds for
treatment. Moreover, there are no practical contraindications, and the seeds
flax will not harm the body, but on the contrary, will prevent various
diseases. Ksenia 04/27/2016 And proteins in it, and fiber, and
various trace elements. Linen – просто чудесное растение во всех
relationship. In our family, it has long been used for various ailments.
(which are rare), and for the prevention of various diseases. AND
we are very pleased with the results! Marika 04/27/2016 I’m just in shock,
how many diseases are flax seeds cured! Even oncology
diseases! And a lot of things, I just wanted to
Get yourself these seeds, just in case! Yes, as I understood them
and just for prevention is good to take. Lucy 04/27/2016 Wow!
Great that I came across this article. I just have
пачечка с семенами flax. I bought it for one person, treated
he has a stomach It helped just fine! And now I’ll take advantage
some recipes! Natalya 04/27/2016 These are just magical
little flowers. I like them much more than lilies of the valley. Yes, and myself
plant – flax, almost indispensable. I put these in my garden
beautiful flowers, they give such a charming look throughout

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