Description. The history of flax seeds therapeutic use dates back to the times of Hippocrates. In his book Corpus Hippocraticum he described beneficial effect of flax seeds on human organism. Flax seed provides nutritious oils required for good body functioning. It is best taken as the ground seed, especially over long periods of time. Rich in alpha-linolenic acid, one to three tablespoons a day can help to protect the heart and blood vessels and promote healthy bowel evacuation for prevention of toxic accumulation. It is high in mucilage, which helps to protect the entire digestive tract, respiratory tract and bile duct. The ground seed can be added to cereal or muesli. Water intake should be increased, as the seed absorbs liquid.
Use. These are some positive effects of flax seeds on health: 1.Lowered blood cholesterol levels. 2. Lowered high blood pressure. 3. Increased energy, vitality, and stamina. 4. Increased sense of calmness under stress. 5. Reduced threat of blood clots. 6. Protection against cancers, particularly hormone sensitive cancers such as breast and prostate. 7. Better regulation of blood sugar levels. 8. Eases inflammatory tissue conditions, including arthritis. 9. Alleviation of dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. 10. Enhanced immune system. 11. Increased metabolic rate with a positive impact on weight management. 12. Helps with Attention Deficit Disorder. 13. Natural laxative (promotes digestion). 14. Improves function of kidney and helps remove liquid from body.
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