Health

FLAXSEED

Uses?

Reduce risk of breast and colon cancer

Irritable bowel syndrome

Ovarian dysfunction

Constipation

Who?

Almost everyone

Who can’t?

People on any type of medication, especially anticoagulant. Check with doctor

Pregnant or breast feeding

How long?

There are no restrictions on length of use, so long as it is having the desire effect

Side effects?

Do not take flaxseed if you have a painful bowel condition or if you suspect you may have bowel obstruction

May interact with anticoagulant drugs. Mucilage from seeds may affect absorption of other drugs

Flaxseed
Different flaxseed forms and brands

Available forms?

Capsules, tinctures, oils, grounded or powder

Dose?

Follow health professional advice or directions on the package

Part used?

Seed

Comes from?

Among the world’s oldest cultivated plants, commercial supplies imported from north Africa, Argentina, Turkey and Canada

Other names?

Linum Usitatissimum

Linseed

 

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