Uses of Flaxseed oil

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Uses of Flaxseed OilFlaxseed is the seed of flax plant or the Linum usitatissimum. The oil from the flax plant is used to make medicine for rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol. It has also been tried for diabetes, vaginal infections, osteoarthritis, anxiety, high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

Flaxseed oil is a source of essential fatty acids omega-3 particularly the alpha-linolenic acid. It is also used for its anti-inflammatory effects.

Uses of Flaxseed oil

  • In the case of ADHD children, taking flaxseed oil may possibly improve impulsiveness, restlessness, attention and self-control.

  • Linolenic acid in increased dosage in the diet can help prevflaxseedent atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. High intake of linolenic acid may also help prevent breast cancer.

  • Linolenic acid derived from flaxseed oil may lower the risk of dying from heart disease. A diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seeds, legumes, and nuts have high alpha linolenic acid content just like flaxseed oil that can help reduce the risk of heart disease,

  • Flaxseed oil might also reduce irritation and symptoms of dry eyes and increase the production of tears.

  • Flaxseed oil should not be given to persons who have known hypersensitivity to flaxseed.  It is not recommended to take flaxseed oil and flaxseed during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

  • Taking flaxseed oil depends on the health, age, and other conditions of the user. Directions on the labels of flaxseed oil products as to the dosage must be taken into consideration and one must consult your doctor or other health care professional before using the product.



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