Flaxseed oil is currently found to support many medical uses as follows:
1. Reduce cholesterol, regulates blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease
Alpha-linolenic acid in flaxseed oil helps to inhibit blood clotting, reduces platelet clotting in the artery wall, helps lower triglyceride, decreases blood pressure, and reduces death from cardiovascular diseases. Also, it helps with coronary heart disease, heart attack, and cerebral hemorrhage.
2. Reduce the pain of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
Omega 3 in flaxseed oil can reduce arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and gout. The studies with rheumatoid arthritis patients found that flaxseed oil helps reduce the inflammation in the body, such as Interleukin-1, Tumor necrosis factor, and Leukotriene B4. It helps to relieve joint swelling symptoms and joint pain.
3. Reduce skin inflammation, nourish hair and nails
Omega-6 found in flaxseed oil are classified as essential fatty acid (EFAs), which the body can use to create Prostaglandin PGE1. It reduces various skin inflammation symptoms such as allergies, rashes, acne, dry skin, red bruises, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids are rich in flaxseed oil, which helps moisturize the skin, keep hair healthy and shiny. It also resists scalp inflammation, including people with dry scalp problems, strengthening nails, not being brittle or easily broken.
4. Reduces menopausal women and anti-aging
Lignan substance in flaxseed oil is similar to estrogen hormone (Phytoestrogen) to balance hormones. Thus, it helps menopausal women, such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, skin and vagina dryness, and miscarriage. Also, Lignan substances help prevent aging in various ways, including anti-viral infection, antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant. Moreover, fatty acids in flaxseed oil can help with abdominal menstruation, such as chest pain, abdominal pain, etc.
5. Reduce eyes dryness
Flaxseed helps reduce dryness of the eyes by increasing the quality and quantity of the fat layer of the tears, lubricate the eyes.