FLAXSEED WHOLE (BROWN)
Source of linseed oil and linen. Said to be soothing and softening to irritated membranes.
Seeds once used for skin and mouth cancers; colds, cough, lung and urinary ailments, fevers; laxative; poulticed (mixed with lime water) to relieve pain of bums, gout, inflammation, rheumatism, boils. Oil, a folk remedy used for pleurisy and pneumonia, has been promoted like Evening primrose oil. A folk cancer remedy, possibly containing some antitumor compounds found in Mayapple.