Flaxseed is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. One tablespoon of flaxseed contains 1.8 grams of omega-3 acids. It also contains lignans, which are plant estrogens and have strong antioxidant properties. Flaxseed contains 800 times more lignans than other plants of this kind. Flaxseed contains soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.
Flaxseed is rich in unsaturated fat and mucus, so it is a good remedy for those who have problems with digestion, bowel and lungs. These seeds relieve irritation of the digestive system. It can also absorb fluid and swell drawing down toxins and creating the mixture itself in the form of jelly, which acts as an effective laxative. If seed is halved before being consumed, it provides essential fatty acids. Small amount of this seed is beneficial for the urinary system.
Externally coatings from a broken seed can help to treat chronic cough, bronchitis and emphysema. Coating of these seeds or flax meal can be applied to alleviate painful skin ulcers.
Flaxseed -- For constipation take 1-2 tablespoons of these seeds after you drink 1-2 glasses of water. The seeds will swell in the stomach. The seeds can be mixed with muesli, cereals or honey and soft cheese, and you can eat as such as you want for breakfast. After consuming these seeds take large quantities of water.
Tea -- Flaxseed tea is used for cough and sore throat. You can flavor this tea with honey and/or lemon juice. Coatings -- shatters flaxseed and applied to ulcers.
Oils -- essential fatty acids found in flaxseed oil help with eczema, menstrual disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis. Two teaspoons of freshly pressed oil or 1-2 teaspoons fresh crushed flaxseed can be added to your daily diet.