Flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil, is a cold-pressed vegetable oil with a slightly nutty and sweet taste which is a favorite among vegetarians.
Flaxseed oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, which is suitable for vegetarians. This provides anti-inflammatory
properties that may help to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and improve overall heart health when taken internally.
This oil can be used topically to treat dryness, irritation, and inflammation by soothing the skin and locking in moisture
Directions for use
Flaxseed oil can be consumed internally by adding it to salads, vegetables, sauces, and smoothies, or by taking a tablespoon per day as a supplement. It
has a low smoke point and can be damaged at high heat, so it is not advisable to cook with this oil.
To treat dry or damaged skin as well as skin conditions, massage a few drops of flaxseed oil into the skin in the evening and let it absorb overnight.
Use this oil topically as a massage oil, a carrier oil, and a hydrating hair oil.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor
who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be
diluted with a carrier oil when used externally.If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor
before attempting to use a new essential oil.
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