Flaxseed also called as linseeds. The botanical name of flaxseed is Linum Usitatissimum. It belongs to Genus Linum and Family Linaceae. It is one of the richest sources of number of substance such as micro nutrients, fiber, manganese, vitamins such as Vitamins A, B, C, D and B12, fatty acids, ALA. The seeds (flax seeds), oils (linseeds oil) offers a number of medicinal benefits. The plant species is also cultivated in many countries of the world; hence it is also known as cultivated plant. It is one of the oldest fiber crops native to Egypt and China. It is used for both eating and medicinal purpose.
It is an annual plant grown up to 1 to 2 m tall and has slender stems. Leaves are also found and are of 20-40 mm long and 3 mm broad. It is of green color and slender lanceolate in shape. The plant also bears flower which are of pale blue color, having 5 petals and is about 15 – 25 mm in diameter. Fruits are also found, they are round in shape of about 5 – 9 mm in diameter. The plant also has seeds of about 4 – 7 mm long brown in color in apple shape.
Being a fiber and food crop it offers a number of uses. Some of them are listed below.
1.It is used for making bed sheets, clothes and table cloth.
2.It offers number of medicinal benefits
3.It is also used as ornamental plant
4.It is also used for eating purpose.
5.It is used as laxative
There are number of sexual diseases known nowadays and flaxseed is very beneficial for curing these sexual disorders in both men and women. Flaxseed oil and seeds both offer number of sexual benefits in both men and women as well. Some of the sexual benefits offered by Flaxseed are listed below.
1.It is beneficial for increasing libido: Testosterone, a natural sex hormone known in human body and regular use of flaxseed helps to increase testosterone thus resulting in increase of libido and other male sexual characteristics. Apart from these flax seeds also contains fatty acids, which are considered as the major building blocks for sex hormones.
2.It promotes Male Fertility: Flaxseed oil is considered as one of the best supplement for promoting fertility. It contains L-Arginine which is very beneficial for promoting sperm counts. Flaxseed oils are useful for making sperm healthy.
3.It improves Sexual Performance: Flaxseed oil plays a major role in increasing blood flow to sexual organs thus promoting longer erections.
Other Medicinal Benefits of Flaxseed
It offers number of benefits.
1.It is beneficial for curing high cholesterol
2.It is beneficial for curing number of heart diseases
3.It is beneficial for curing menopausal symptoms
4.It is beneficial for curing cancer
5.It is beneficial for curing Infections
6.It is beneficial for curing ulcers, migraine and headaches
After studying the blog one can know about the sexual and medicinal benefits offered by Flaxseed.