Flax seed is a source of Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 fatty acids. It contains vitamins F, A, E, B. Vitamin F is very important for the fat and cholesterol metabolism, it is nonreplaceable in the diet for overweight people. Vitamins A and E are considered to be the vitamins of youth. They have a healthy influence on the skin.
The composition of flax seeds includes selenium, which prevents the formation and development of tumors, cleanses the body from heavy metals, and helps to improve eyesight. Flax is rich in lecithin, contains fiber.
Lignans ("phytohormones"), the number of which is 100 times more in flax seeds than in other plant products, are well-known as antioxidants that prevent cancer. Flax seed, endowed with healing properties, has found application in medicine, in skin and hair care, in cooking.
Nowadays the flax seed is quite widespread used in various areas of human life. In numerous recipes of traditional medicine, flax seeds are a kind of panacea for almost all diseases that affect the human body. Due to its coating properties, flax seeds are very widely used in diseases of the digestive tract, upper respiratory tract, for the treatment of persistent constipation and as a diuretic. In addition, flax seed is used with food poisoning, as polysaccharides reduce the absorption of toxins. Flax seeds are widely spread for cosmetic purposes. Various masks, baths are made on their basis. Flax seeds can be added to home-made cakes, used in yogurts, grain dishes and salads.