– Linseed is rich in mucilage and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
– 100 grams (about 3.5 ounces) of linseed oil contains:
– 55.3 grams of linolenic acid
– 13.4 grams of linoleic acid
– 7 milligrams of cholesterol.
– Linseed is recommended for stimulating intestinal functions and combating constipation: take 2 or 3 tablespoons of ground seeds, one to three times a day, mixed with water or added to salads, soups or main dishes.
– External applications of crushed linseed compresses alleviate muscular pain and help heal bruises. The recipe is simple: add a teaspoon of crushed seeds to a little hot water, bring to a boil, then spread the paste on some sterilized cloth and apply to the affected area.
– Linseed herbal tea is recommended for cases of gastritis and gallstones (use a teaspoon of crushed seeds per cup of water, boil for a few seconds, filter and drink 1 cup a day), and as a gargle for mouth or gum inflammation, and sore throats.