The useful properties of flaxseed oil have been known since ancient times. It is used as a remedy in the following cases:
- prophylaxis of cardiovascular diseases;
- lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of thrombosis;
- speedy wound healing;
- improving the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition, the use of linseed oil increases the human immunity and prevents the development of malignant neoplasms. Even the "father" of medicine, Hippocrates, it has been successfully used to treat inflammatory processes in the stomach and externally to heal wounds. This wide range of effects is due to its unique composition.
Linseed oil contains up to 23% of useful oleic acids, linoleic acid - from 44 to 61 percent and linoleic acid( 15-30%).Entering the body, they are introduced into the cells, enhancing their activity in the transmission of nerve signals. Saturated fatty acids provide the intake of vitamin F in the body, which provides the possibility of a full metabolism in the human body. The necessity of this vitamin intake from outside is due to its inability to synthesize directly in the body itself.
Vegetable phenols are strong oxidants, and with their regular consumption, they prevent stomach and breast cancer. However, flaxseed oil can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is associated with the property of the product to stimulate peristalsis, speeding up the process of moving undigested food residues to the anus. Diarrhea is also caused by an allergic reaction of the body to flaxseed, when normal absorption of the liquid does not take place, and it accumulates in the gut passage.
Another cause of diarrhea from linseed oil can be the use of flax seeds for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, inflammation of the mucous membrane of respiratory organs and food poisoning, as an antidote. This is due to the fact that when entering the intestine the seeds swell and facilitate the movement of stool. In addition, fatty flaxseed oil by covering the walls of the intestine, facilitates the slipping of seeds, irritatingly affecting the intestines, causing diarrhea. The drug has a laxative effect and choleretic effect and, applying it in case of pancreatitis, it can provoke severe diarrhea. Diarrhea can also be caused by the consumption of large amounts of oil from flax seeds.