Useful and therapeutic properties of flax ordinary V

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Annual herb up to 60 cm or more.The root of the white stem, thin, long.Stems erect, round, smooth, branched at the top.Leaves are alternate, narrowly lanceolate, sessile.The flowers are large, dark blue or gray in thyroid racemes on long peduncles.Fruit - polyspermous, almost spherical capsule.Seeds flattened, brownish, smooth, shiny.It blooms from June to August.It bears fruit from late July.

Flax is grown as a field crop in areas of northern and middle belt of the European part of Russia.In the wild state is sometimes found in all areas along roads, in fields, in weedy places.

Medicinal raw materials are extracted from the seeds and their oil.Seeds sharpened at one end and rounded at the other, heavier than water, odorless.

Fresh grass is poisonous and for internal use is not recommended.

Flax seeds contain up to 40% fatty oil, 24% proteins, 6-8% of mucus (in the shells of the seeds), glycerides, carbohydrates, organic acids, enzymes, vitamin A.

Slime seed has enveloping and emollient properties,

tempersvarious irritating substances ingested or applied to the skin.It is applied inwardly to reduce irritation and ulcer in inflammatory processes in the mucous membranes, especially in the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and duodenal ulcer disease), abdominal colic.Mucus also nominated in various poisoning cauterizing substances, in catarrh of the respiratory tract, to soften the taste of various acute and acidic substances, slowing absorption of soluble drugs to enhance their action.

Fresh flaxseeds administered orally as a mild laxative.Swelled ventricular contents but

tract, they are mechanically receptors irritate the bowel wall and thus increase peristalsis.

flax seeds is used externally for local inflammatory processes in the form of compresses and poultices, which slow down evaporation, prevent drying fabrics soften and temper inflammation.

Flaxseed oil is used topically as an ointment in case of burns, is widely practiced in dietary nutrition of patients with impaired lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis.In the pharmaceutical practice its use for the preparation of liquid ointments.

In folk medicine, boiled seeds and drink the broth, eat boiled seeds with gastric ulcer, gastritis, chronic catarrh of the stomach, bronchitis (expectorant), cough, colic, difficulty breathing, kidney diseases;strained broth to drink milk with pulmonary tuberculosis, eat the seed with leukemia;use in diarrhea;seed use for mucous drinking.Outwardly - soar seed, used in angina, applied to abscesses, tumor, is used for various poultices, oil smeared frostbitten place.A decoction of the seeds is recommended for the treatment of wounds and ulcers in the mouth (rinse).


decoction of equal amounts of flaxseed, green beans (without seeds), leaves of blueberry and oat straw, shredded to chaff.To prepare the decoction taken 3 tbsp.spoon the mixture, pour 3 cups of cold water, boil 10 minutes, then left and take strained 1/4 cup 3 times a day with sugar disease, inflammation of the bladder.

infusion of flax seeds 1 teaspoon of seeds to 1 cup of boiling water..The infusion is recommended to take before bed 1 cup of chronic constipation, not straining, together with seeds.

From the strained broth flaxseed (1 tbsp. Tablespoon of seed at 1.5 cups of water, boil on low heat for 12 minutes), make an enema with diarrhea.

decoction of the seeds:. 1 part seed unbeaten on 30 parts of boiling water, or 2 teaspoons per cup of boiling water, stir for 15 minutes, then strain through solid matter.

To soften the skin and accelerate the maturation abscesses do hot compresses powder pounded seeds soaked with boiling water.

for treatment of burns, a mixture of linseed oil with an equal portion of lime water.