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Flaxseed Oil Remedies

Other Names: Flax, Flaxseed, Tease, Lint Bells, Winterlien, Linseed, Linum, Linum Usitatissimum
Traditional Uses: Constipation, Poultices for Boils, Abscesses, Ulcers, Coughs, Sore Throat, Liver Congestion, Rheumatic Pain, Gastritis, Pharyngitis, Eczema, Menstrual Disorders, Bronchial Conditions, Urethritis, Diarrhea, Gonorrhea, Used Externally for Skin Infections, Alopecia
Resources: Europe, Mediterranean, India, Asia, Canada, Argentina, France, Russia
Parts Used: Seeds, Seed Oil, Stem, Leaves, Flower
Herbal Research: Flaxseed

Flaxseed Oil – Vitamins for Bipolar Disorder: Flaxseed oil has omega-3 fatty acids and may help if you suffer with bipolar disorder. Omega-3s can improve brain function as well as depression associated with bipolar disorder, consume fish rich in omega-3s on a regular basis. Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid or ALA. Your body converts this into eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA and docosahexaenoic acid or DHA--the omega-3 is found in fish oil.

Flaxseed Oil - Vitamins for Increase Female Fertility: Flaxseed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant and is available in liquid and capsule form. It is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids that help maintain the overall health of women. Flaxseed oil also helps to balance the hormone levels within the body and regulate the menstrual cycle and ovulation.
Health Warning:  Flaxseed supplements may lead to gastric disturbances. They may also interfere with certain medications. Hence flaxseed supplements should not be used without the supervision of your doctor.

Flaxseed Oil - Vitamins for Stroke: Flaxseed Oil reduces blood pressure; lowers cholesterol levels; maintains proper elasticity of blood vessels. Take dosage as directed on label.

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