Linum usitatissimum (Flaxseed)

An erect annual herb; leaves short stalked, linear lanceolate, entire; flowers blue; fruit a capsule, spherical, five-celled.Distributed  Distributed  through out Nepal to about1000 m in open, sunny places, cultivated. A unique herb; offers  several wonders highly beneficial for skin and hair; rich in Alpha linolenic acids (ALAs), Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids (linoleic acid), anti-oxidants and lignans; Useful for Normal and Dry skin; help to keep dry skin hydrated, moisturize and smooth in appearance; improves dull looking skin;  can minimize the fine lines, act as anti wrinkle agent as well as sun block and protect skin from harmful UV rays; benefits the hair by helping to keep the scalp healthy; regular use of flaxseed oil on hair can prevent drying scalp, hair loss, dandruff, nourishes the internal hair shaft completely and promotes growth from inside out; making it soft and silky; adds sheen and health and strengthen the hair quality.

1. Juice of the plant is applied to fresh wounds. 2. A paste of the seed is applied to boils, removes pus and for quick relief. 3. Bark of the plant yields flax fiber and linen.
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