Mountain Flax

What other names is Mountain Flax known by?

Dwarf Flax, Fairy Flax, Lin Cathartique, Lin des Montagnes, Lin Purgatif, Linum catharticum, Mill Mountain, Purging Flax.

What is Mountain Flax?

Mountain flax is a plant. The flowering parts are used to make medicine.

People take mountain flax to cause vomiting and to empty the bowels.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Causing vomiting.
  • Emptying the bowels.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mountain flax for these uses.

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).


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