Flax Seed is a small herbal plant known with other names - Uma, Toad Flax, Common
Flax, Linseed, Winterlien, Flax Weed, Flax, Lint Bells and Chi-Ma. It is also scientifically
referred to as Linum Usitatissimum.
If we were to believe claims, Flax Seed could actually fall among the few oldest
living and existing living plant in the history of mankind. Cultivation dates back
as early as many of us would have thought.
Probability is pegged as high. In fact, the plant specie from where Flax Seeds belong
was said to have provided the early civilization of their clothes. Modern day researches
tend to show that the first linen was made from Flax.
Flax Seeds are deemed as the most useful as it is the source of many optimal benefits.
The seeds also produce oil, which are made an essential ingredient in the preparation
of other medical mixtures.
Flax, aside from its blue blossoms, has indeed played a major part in human evolution.
From naked beings to earthlings, who are now known for their passion to look good
using a variation of clothing lines.
Flax is basically a small plant. In fact, it grows only to as much as two feet (at
the most). Its size however does not quantify its usefulness. The evolution of the
Flax as a therapeutic herb could best be attributed to an old practice where essential
oil extracts from it were made to treat farm animals.
Flax is basically a laxative. How does it work? It lubricates our internal system
so we could easily flush out unwanted toxins both in our colon and digestive system.
Needless to say, it is a very effective colon cleanser, without worrying about any
adverse effect in our internal organs - as what many other laxatives cause.
Crushed flax seeds are likewise essential in treating pleurisy, coughs, emphysema,
and bronchitis. Further studies show that it can be a remedy for wounds by mixing
the red wine and the Flax Seed oil.