Parts Used : Flax seeds, Flax seed oil, Leaves & Root
Medicinal Uses :
It is used internally in habitual constipation and functional disorders of the colon resulting from the misuse of laxatives and irritable colon, as a demulcent preparation in enteritis and gastritis.
The seeds are useful in the treatment of gonorrhea, irritations of the genitor urinary organs, cystitis and nephritis, provided taken in the form of tea repetitively.
Loose poultice of the seeds could be applied with excellent results in chest troubles and disease like pneumonia, pleurisy and broncho-pneumonia. The counter irritant effect of the poultice can be enhanced by dusting mustard powder over it.
The seeds are valuable in the treatment of respiratory diseases besides being a useful remedy for throat, cough, sore chest and pulmonary complaints.