Linseed

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Linum usitatissimum
  • INDICATIONS: Dry mouth, menopause, osteoporosis, heart disease; catarrh, bronchitis, furunculosis, pleuritic pains, constipation, high cholesterol, benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder inflammation, gastritis, enteritis, irritable bowel syndrome. Topical: poultice for skin inflammation. Ophthalmologic: oil used for removal of foreign bodies from the eye.
  • SYNONYM: Linaceae
  • CLASS: Anti-inflammatory
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Linum is cultivated for both its stem fibers (the source of linen and some paper) and its seeds (oil used in cooking and in margarine). The oil is used in paints and varnishes and the seed residues are used in cattle cake.

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Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric