Flax

Scientific Name

Linum usitatissimum


Overview

Flax is abundant in fiber and oil and a good source for omega-3 fatty acids.  It is laxative, relieves pain, and gives soothing effects.  It can treat respiratory problems, constipation, and digestive complications.  Very large doses, usually exceeding 100 grams, may be poisonous.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs