Linum is Latin for flax and is where we get our word linen. Usitatissimum is Latin for superlative of useful, and this plant has a host of uses.
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Latin Name: Linum usitassumum – also known as Flax – is used for tired skin
Linum is Latin for flax and is where we get our word linen. Usitatissimum is Latin for superlative of useful, and this plant has a host of uses. One of the oldest cultivated plants, native to Central Asia and for 7000 years has been grown for the useful fibres with which cloth / linen is made. The Egyptians wrapped their mummies in linen. Irish linen production began some 1,500 years ago. Flax seed contains more than 50% Omega-3 fatty acid. This fatty acid (Alpha-Linolenic Acid or ALA) has cholesterol-reducing properties. The fibre in crushed flax seed can help reduce uric acid levels bringing benefit to gout suffers. A University of Manitoba researcher is trying to solve the complex mystery of how flaxseed oil is able to slow the progression of kidney disease. Dr. Harold Aukema's research is delving down to the cellular level to understand how flaxseed oil affects a protein responsible for pain and inflammation. Used internally (with care) to support hormonal changes during the menopause as it is oestrogen-like. Soothing to the skin for burns and scalds. Sooths elimination of gallstones. Helps prevent breast cancer (lignans). It is believed that Flaxseed Oil helps cardiovascular health and the immune, circulatory, reproductive, and nervous systems. It helps joints and inflammation and reduces water retention It lowers blood glucose levels, and helps to keep them at a steady rate all day thus reducing the cravings for sugary snacks.
How to use?
Apply directly to affected areas of the skin or use 15 drops of essential oil in 50ml for massage.