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Flaxseed (Linum Usitatissimum)

Flaxseed Oil BenefitsFlaxseed, or seed of flax plant (Linum Usitatissimum) known also as lineseed or common flax, are considered very valuable natural remedy and natural nutrient sourcs which has been know for many centuries. It originates from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East, but nowadays flaxseed products are used by people around the globe since this plant is being extensively cultivated everywhere. Flaxseed benefits and therapeutic properties were very well known since the times of ancient civilization including Ancient Egypt, Byzantine and ancient Ethiopia. Flax is very extensively used as fiber crop for producing a natural strong fabric mainly used for linen and light clothes. It is also known as an ornamental plant, but certainly, flaxseed and flaxseed products are primarily valued for their being rich in natural nutrients, including fiber, minerals like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and others, vitamins B complex, and especially omega 3 fatty acids which are absolutely essential for our good health. (more…)