Flax seeds/ linseeds, we commonly know as Alasi have been used since centuries now owing to its nutrient content omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, protein and fiber. So it's no wonder they acquired the name Linum usitatissimum, meaning "the most useful."
Flax seeds benefits your body like no other food and its been scientifically proven to improve conditions like: ⏬ Its soluble fiber helps to keep your hunger at bay - best for weight loss & people who are always snacking. It improves digestion & relieves constipation due to its insoluble fiber. Reduces diabetes - blood sugar levels. Studies have shown, flax seeds reduces LDL (Bad cholesterol), improves HDL ( Good cholesterol), resulting in reducing overall cholesterol levels in blood, improving heart health. Flax seeds also lowers blood pressure. It is best plant- based protein for the people who avoid fish (vegan)/ fish oil supplements. It is an immunity-booster & possess #antiaging property, rejuvenating & good for skin & hairs. Flax seeds contain a group of nutrients called lignans, which have powerful antioxidant and estrogen properties. It helps in preventing BPH, breast and prostate cancer, as well as other types of cancer. It helps improve brain function especially in children with ADHD or the ones grouped under Autistic syndrome. Also useful in controlling meopausal symptoms & depression.
Acc to Ayurveda: It is hot in potency, so useful for vata disorders like neuralgia, paralysis, arthritis. It reduces vata and increases pitta & kapha so should be used with caution by people suffering from bleeding disorders & planning to conceive.
How to consume it: “If you eat flaxseeds whole, you will likely pass them whole in your stool." So, consume GROUND SEEDS rather than whole, as your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shell of the seeds. Flax seed oil is applied externally to treat joint and muscle pains, non healing wounds, skin disorders.