Flaxseed Oil

About Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil (Linum usitatissimum) also known as linseed oil is the oil extracted from flax seeds and is commonly used as a cooking ingredient. Flaxseed oil is considered a superfood because of its high concentration of nutrients. Flaxseed oil is extensively used as a food supplement and home remedy for many skin conditions including dry skin (xeroderma), acne, eczema (dermatitis), skin abrasions, cuts, scrapes, and wrinkles.

Flaxseed Oil Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Flaxseed oil has antimicotic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, anti-microbial, and healing properties.

Flaxseed oil has health benefits for gastric ulcer, gallbladder attack, acidity, gastritis, indigestion, lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLE), diarrhea, dysentery, helicobacter pylori (H-pylori), and stomach flu (Gastroenteritis).

Flaxseed oil also has mental health benefits including depression, Alzheimer's disease, brain cancer, dementia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), dissociative identity disorder, dependent personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

Flaxseed Oil Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 884 (44%)
Calories from Fat 884
Total Fat 100 g (154%)
Saturated Fat 9.4 g (47%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 66 g
Monounsaturated Fat 20.2 g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 53,304 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 12,701 mg

Vitamins
Vitamin E Alpha-Tocopherol 17.5 mg (87%)
Choline 0.2 mg

Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate % daily values based on 2,000 calories.

References:
https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2845003
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/flaxseed-oil/522
https://blog.curesdecoded.com/5-health-reasons-flaxseed-oil-is-called-liquid-gold/
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/7554/2