Nature : Warm, Taste : Sweet




Nature : Warm

Taste : Sweet 

Acts on Organ : Spleen, Heart 

Healing Effects :Aid digestion; battle diabetes; protect heart; improve mental heatlh; boost immune system.

Flaxseed is the most potent plant source of omega-3 fats. Studies indicate that adding flaxseed to your diet can reduce the development of heart disease by 46%—it helps keep red blood cells from clumping together and forming clots that can block arteries. It may also reduce breast cancer odds. In one study, women who ate 10 gm of flaxseed (about 1 rounded tablespoon) every day for 2 months had a 25% improvement in the ratio of protective breast cancer–promoting chemicals in their blood.

Research has found that only flaxseed provides the health benefits but not flaxseed oil.