Master plant: Linum usitatissimum L.
Linaceae (Flax family)
Oleum Lini semen
The common flax or lin has been cultivated since prehistoric times as an oil or fiber plant. His native area is unknown. Nowadays it can be found on every continent.
Characteristics and substances:
The organic flaxseed oil is a premium cold-pressed oil high in omega fatty acids especially alpha linolenic acid (ca. 60%).
The daily supply of Omega-3 fatty acids clearly lowers the risk for deadly infarcts and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids have a positive effect on heart rythm disturbances, improve the flow-rate of the blood and lower the blood pressure. They also lower the blood lipid concentration and help to prevent arteriosclerosis.
Omega-3 fatty acids protect and promote your health at every age.
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The Omega-3 flaxseed oil makes a perfect dietary and nutritional supplement due to its high concentration of alpha-linolenic acid. It is also used to optimize the fatty acid composition in edibles, functional foods and nutraceuticals.