The people are known as ćeten or preslej, linen is considered one of the oldest domesticated plants on Earth.
At the time of our grandmothers, such as sea blue linen crops of flowers were a common sight.
This plant at that time widely used for making fabrics with simple tools in the home industry.
The healing properties of small seeds are used to relieve many health problems and maintain good health.
Today, the member unduly neglected, and the exceptional value of its seeds is known only familiar with the knowledge of healthy eating.
The wealth of valuable components
Flax is a natural vegetable source of high concentrations of essential fatty acids (of which the most polyunsaturated), dietary fiber, essential amino acids, and many other valuable nutrients.
Flax seeds contain vitamins B, C, E, phytosterols, and the minerals calcium, selenium, copper, iron, zinc, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Flax contains linoleic (omega-6), oleic (omega-9), and palmitic fatty acids, and more than half of the fat contained in article, makes alpha linolenic acid (omega-3), the flax seed makes the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids (twice that of fish oil).
The seeds are also the richest plant source of lignans, important antioxidants.
Flax can be consumed as seeds (they need to grind to a body could take advantage of their full value), or simply - in the form of oil.
Flaxseed oil is available as a liquid oil in bottles and in capsules for easy intake.
Not recommended to use it for cooking because it does not remain stable at higher temperatures so that its beneficial fatty acids are then broken down into harmful substances.
The beneficial effects
Regular use of raw linseed oil has a wide range of beneficial effects. Some of these include actions to:
cancer cells, particularly breast cancer, ovarian and prostate
brain, and prevention of occurrence of stroke
heart problems, especially the occurrence of myocardial infarction and arrhythmia
hypertrophy of the prostate
inflammation of the bladder
formation of gallstones
digestion (mild laxative properties, seeds are more potent than oil)
arthritis and joint pain
fat metabolism in the body
symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, acne, skin smoothness and radiance
symptoms of menopause
immunity and free radicals
Flaxseed oil is very effective and using for outdoor use, causing the skin. It is used to heal scars (not applied to open wounds), for burns, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, skin rashes.
It is very useful for outdoor use in dry and scaly skin.
Simple and delicious, a very healthy meal can be prepared to intervene in the flax oil cottage cheese, and it can add some chili peppers. It is necessary to mix all the ingredients to be fully imbued. This recipe is recommended to maintain ideal body weight and good health.
Recommended intake and storage
It is best to use linseed oil from organic cultivation.
Oil with high quality in general is absent or barely noticeable odor and is very mild, slightly nutty flavor.
To fully enjoy all the benefits of flaxseed oil, the recommended daily intake dose is 1-3 tablespoons. This amount should not be exceeded.
If you are taking medication to thin the blood or are pregnant or nursing mothers, before taking flaxseed oil consult your doctor.
For storage of the oil we need to consider its sensitivity to light and temperature and susceptibility to oxidation.In the event of deterioration in flaxseed oil are beginning to release harmful lipid peroxide molecules, and it becomes an unpleasant taste and strong smell.
Therefore it is necessary to keep tightly closed in refrigerator, which also applies to flaxseed oil capsules.