Flaxseed Oil, Virgin, Organic
Pure, Unrefined (Virgin), Organically grown Flaxseed Oil
Botanical name : Linum usitatissimum
Extraction method / Source : Cold Pressed, Filtered / Seeds
Key constituents : Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA), Vitamin E
Plant description : Botanical family: Linaceae
The flax plant, also known as linseed, is an annual flowering plant which was domesticated in ancient Egypt, and is now grown in many areas worldwide. The plant grows to 4 feet in height and produces soft green leaves and delicate blue flowers which develop into brown capsules containing many seeds. Flax is grown for the manufacture of food and nutritional supplements, textiles and wood finishing products. The oil of the flax seed is commonly referred to as linseed oil.
Regions of Production : USA
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
History / Fun Facts : Research studies have shown lignans to have anti-carcinogenic properties, and have associated lignan use with decreased risk of breast cancer. The fibers of the flax plant are 2 – 3 times stronger than cotton fibers, making premium textiles. The seeds are used as a nutritional supplement to maintain healthy bowel function.
Characteristics : Flaxseed oil is light brown in color with medium viscosity and has a strong characteristic odor.
Properties : Antioxidant, antiseptic; anti-inflammatory, cicatrizant, emollient, laxative, lubricant, regenerative.
Uses : High Lignan Flaxseed Oil softens the skin and helps reduce scarring and stretch marks. Useful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Use alone or in creams or lotions, with essential oils.
Storage : Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light. Refrigeration prolongs the freshness of all natural oils.
Safety : Nontoxic, hypoallergenic, GRAS
Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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