What other names is Flaxseed known by?
Alasi, Aliviraaii, Brown Flaxseed
, Brown-Seeded Flax, Common Flax, Echter Lein, Flachs, Flachssamen, Flax, Flax Hull, Flax Lignans, Flax Meal, Flax Seed, Gemeiner Flachs, Golden Flax, Graine de Lin, Kattan, Keten, Leinsamen, Lignanes de Lin, Lignans, Lin, Lin Commun, Lin Oléagineux, Lin Textile, Linaza, Lini Semen, Linho, Lino, Lino Comune, Lino Mazzese, Lino Usuale, Linseed, Linseed Flax, Lint Bells, Linum, Linum crepitans, Linum humile, Linum usitatissimum, Malsag, Phytoestrogen, Phyto-œstrogène, Saatlein, Ta Ma, Tisii, Winterlien.
What is Flaxseed?
Flaxseed is the seed from the plant Linum usitatissimum. The seed or the seed oil is used to make medicine. The information on this page concerns medicine made from the seed only.
Likely Effective for...
- Lowering cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol.
Possibly Effective for...
- Improving kidney function in people with lupus.
- Relieving mild menopausal symptoms.
Possibly Ineffective for...
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Prostate cancer, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, stomach upset, bladder inflammation, lung cancer, breast cancer, skin irritation, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).