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  Linum usitatissimum L.
 
Scientific Name  Linum usitatissimum L.
Family Name  Linaceae
Common Name  Flaxseed, Linasa
Photo link  http://www.swsbm.com/Images/H-L/Linum_usitatissimum.jpg
Studies on Diabetes  Secoisoslariciresinol diglcoside, a component of flaxseed appears to delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in Zucker rat. (Prasad 2001).
Other Uses  Bulk laxative, hypercholesterolemia, mild menopausal symptoms (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=991&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Cold infusion, pill/tablet/capsule.(???)
Phytochemistry  Fiber(polysaccharides), alph-linolenic acid and long-chain n-3 polyunstaurated fatty acids (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Increased bowel movements and diarrhea; allergic reactions (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Medication  Interactions  May interfere with anticoagulant/antiplatlet medications; may impair absorption of oral medications; may increase effects of diabetic medications (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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