Used for both textiles and food, there is evidence of Flax fibre from over 3000 years ago. Revered by the ancient Egyptians who painted images of the flowering plant on temple walls and considered Flax to be a symbol of purity, priests would only wear linen and the deceased (mummies) were entombed in the material. The ancient romans would use the fibre for their sails and as the civilization declined so did the production of flax. The plant regained popularity in the 8th century as a hygienic textile and for the health benefits of flax (linseed) oil.
With high levels of Omega 3 (ALA), flax seed oil helps to prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve memory function, assist with mental illness, promote healthy skin and hair and reduce inflammation.
Flax seed is one of the richest sources of Lignans, an anti-oxidant that is both anti-bacterial and anti-viral, it maintains hormone balance and cellular health. Flax may also be beneficial for menopausal women and assist with regulating menstruation.
With ample levels of Magnesium, Flax seed helps to regulate calcium and potassium levels in the body as well as assist with heart health, increased energy, calming nerves and aiding in digestion. Magnesium can also prevent the onset of osteoporosis and heart attacks.
Omega 3’s, antioxidants, anti-bacteria, anti-inflammatory, mental clarity, lowers cholesterol,