Flax is also called as Common Flax or Linseed. It is from Linaceae family as a member of genus Linum. It is cultivated as food and fiber in cooler regions around the world. In western countries, the textile made from this flax is known as linen which is basically used to make bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. The oil which we get from this flax is called as linseed oil. The word “flax” usually refers to their unspun fibers.
Flax Seed Is Called:
Hindi Name – Alasi
Kannada Name – Agase
Tamil Name – Ali Vidai
Marathi Name – Jawas, Alashi
Bengali Name – Tishi, Pesi
Malayalam Name – Cheruchanavith, Cheruchana Vithu
Telugu Name – Avise Ginzalu
1. Cholesterol free, so they good for the heart.
2. Good source of fiber, better for digestion, prevent constipation and used in suppressing hunger.
3. Other nutrients it has are protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid), lignin and mucilage.
4. If you regularly taking flax seeds then it will help you to have good skin. It prevents cancer and facilitates weight-loss.
5. Flax seeds work great for women’s health. The lignans in flax help in the fight against high levels of estrogen and help to maintain balanced hormonal levels.
6. According to Dr. Gargi Sharma who is a Delhi-based weigh-management expert and nutritionist, “Flax seeds are helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms, such as flushing and night sweats. Flax seeds can also helpful for women in their irregular periods and for those with extreme symptoms of PMS – for example, headache, anxiety, mood swings etc. It also helps in controlling heavy bleeding during menstruation and also reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve uterine function.”
7. Hair fall in women is often associated with their hormonal imbalance and stress. Flax seeds are great for promoting healthy hair.
8. They also reduce hypertension.
9. They are low in LDL (lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol.
You have to place these seeds in a cool, dark, and dry place the only thing to know is, it must be away from moisture. So don’t place under sunlight. Seal tight in a container or pouch after every use.