Flax is an annual green herb, 15 – 30 inches (40-90 cm) tall. The fruit of the flax is a spherical capsule with a light brown color; it contains 8-10 seeds, which are small and flat. The flax is raised as an industrial plant. Only the seeds from the plant can be used.
It is rich in Iron, Calcium, Natrium, Phosphorus, mucus drug, unsaturated organic acids, linoleic acid, lots of proteins, enzymes, etc.
Flaxseed has been used for centuries in popular medicine, and it remained popular in many nations. Its usage is not just in the popular, but also in the schooled medicine.
Thanks to the mucus and the liquid oil contained in the seeds, it is used in the battle against many diseases. The seed mucus is regarded as an excellent softening tool and is recommended both for internal and external usage.
Flaxseed Tea and Benefits
Thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids that activate the sweat glands function, flaxseed helps in the melting of the excess body fat. This makes flaxseed an ideal natural and home product that helps in losing your weight.
The tea from the flaxseed is also a perfect medicine for disposing of mucus secretions from the respiratory organs and against intestinal diseases where mucus is lost such as:
- throat infections
- kidney diseases
- bladder diseases
Flaxseed also shows promise in treating certain cancers, menopause symptoms, estrogen replacement, heart disease, and depression. Dietary flaxseed has the potential to reduce tumor growth in patients with breast cancer. The best colon cleansing remedy is made out of flaxseed too.
Tea preparation starts with adding of 1-2 tablespoons of finely ground flaxseed in a cup (250 ml) of regular cold water. Leave it for 2-3 hours and mix it occasionally. Boil it for 5 minutes (raw enthusiasts can use warm water) and filter it. Drink 2-3 teacups daily.
For better taste, you can add some nice herb in the tea that has pleasant aroma and taste, for example: 2 teaspoons of flaxseed and 1/2 teaspoon of grounded mint, quince seeds, dry orange peel or chamomile.
Pour 2 cups (1/2 l) of boiling water and leave it covered for about 2 hours. Filter it down and drink it lukewarm in two hours. Raw food practitioners should use barely warm water.
The best way to kick out your excess pounds is drinking the tea in the morning on an empty stomach, and a half hour before each meal.
Against the kidney stones and gallbladder stones, you should daily consume one tablespoon of minced flaxseed, with water or fruit juice.
Linings of pulpy coating and oil made from the seed are used for healing of different inflammations, ulcers, purulent and hard breasts, festered sores, pneumonia and other. You can make the pulpy coating mixing a tablespoon of flaxseed, a few oil drops, and warm water. Put it on the lining and apply it on the painful spot, cover it with a dry cotton towel. Change it 2-3 times a day.
Flaxseed oil helps for hemorrhoid healing, difficult expectoration and stabbings, and is also useful in tuberculosis healing. Daily dosage should be one tablespoon a few times per day.
Flaxseed oil is also used for smearing on burns and wounds.