Nutrition cause

Flaxseeds

Flax is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen.

Protective Factor
2 effects
Measured in g

Interesting Facts

Ancient Medicine
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Flaxseed oil is believed to bring mental and physical endurance by fighting fatigue and controlling aging process. According to Ayurveda, an ancient Indian tradition practise, flaxseed has properties like Madhura (balances the skin pH), Picchaila (lubricous) Balya (improves tensile strength or elasticity of the skin), Grahi (improves moisture holding capacity of skin), Tvagdoshahrit (removes skin blemishes), Vranahrit (wound healing) and useful in Vata (skin) disorders including dryness, undernourishment, lack of luster/glow

Related to Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Minor Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Osteoporosis Musculoskeletal outcome
Osteoporosis
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Needs research

1 study

LDL Lymphatic outcome
LDL
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Digestive outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Inflammation
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Retinopathy Sensory outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: Low

1 study

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