Pure Flaxseed Oil is one of the most concentrated plant sources of omega-3 fats. Flaxseeds contain 50 to 60 per cent omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha linolenic acid. Flaxseeds are also rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, dietary fibre, a group of phytoestrogens called lignans, protein and potassium
Flaxseed oil is especially used to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure. It improves kidney function, cures headaches associated with hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol. It is also tried for treating osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), vaginal infections, dry eyes, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), constipation, for weight loss, and to prevent breast and prostate can.
It soothes skin irritations & soften roughness. It is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals & gives you healthy hair. Regular application of flaxseed oil promotes hair growth and prevents additional hair fall, eliminates dandruff and flakiness on the scalp, maintains the moisture content in the hair, keeping hair lustrous and healthy.
Due to the high content of the omega 3 fatty acids, flaxseed oil reduces the level of LDL (good cholesterol) and maintains the HDL level in the blood.
Flaxseed oil helps to reduce the pain and the inflammation in the joints of the knees caused due to arthritis, relieves pain, stiffness and improves mobility. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, flaxseed oil can be used for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders like Crohn s disease and colitis
Some of us suffer from dry eye syndrome in which the outer layers of our eyes lack the required lubrication. This makes the eye sting and burn. A person suffering from dry eyes must take flaxseed oil to reduce the symptoms of dry eye syndrome.