Flax Lignans

Welcome to totalhealth's special report on flax lignans. The object of these reports is to offer you, a committed health food supplement consumer, cutting-edge information on neutraceutical ingredients and products which can support your personal needs.

According to the Flax Council of Canada, "Flax is an Ancient Crop." Flax has been grown since the beginning of civilization and people all over the world have celebrated its usefulness throughout the ages. Historians weave the magic of flax into ancient history. Records show that the human race has eaten this seed since early times.
About 3,000 B.C.

Flax is cultivated in Babylon.

Burial chambers depict flax cultivation and clothing from flax fibers.
About 650 B.C.

Hippocrates writes about using flax for the relief of abdominal pains.
In the same era,

Theophrastus recommends the use of flax mucilage as a cough remedy.
About 1st Century A.D.

Tacitus praises the virtues of flax.
About 8th Century A.D.

Charlemagne considered flax so important for the health of his subjects that he passed laws and regulations requiring its consumption.
About 15th Century A.D.

Hildegard von Bingen used flax meal in hot compresses for the treatment of both external and internal ailments.

While flaxseed has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, it is only since the last quarter of the 20th century that we have scientifically confirmed the potential as a staple in establishing and maintaining human health. Today, with significant research reinforcing the benefits of flaxseed and its derivatives flax oil and flax lignans, flaxseed is becoming one of the top-selling specialty foods and supplements on the market.

We are certain after reading the information presented by Jocelyn Mathern R.D. and Marian Verbruggen, Ph.D. you will agree that consumption of flax lignans warrants consideration by any individual committed to natural heath, as well as by individuals confronted with and health care professionals who treat the conditions for which flax lignans are shown to be beneficial.

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