Chinese medicine: linseed counteracts dryness

Linseed helps prevent dry skin
Linseed helps prevent dry skin from ancient Chinese woodcut

Eating linseed to counteract dryness caused by the weather

There’s nothing new about the beauty benefits of linseed!  Hu Shihui; Ming period (1368-1644) Chinese woodcut,

The picture is of  a farmer, holding a flax (linseed) plant standing in front of a venerable Chinese gentleman with two two attendants. The gentleman is expounding the health benefits of eating linseed in the autumn; evidently they had the same issues with autumn causing dry skin that we tend to get in winter here. Eating the right amount of linseed according to traditional Chinese medicine is supposed to restore moisture to the body and counteract the harm caused by climatic dryness of autumn.

Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil, an easy way to use linseed for dry skin

Flax Farm linseed oil is a rich source of omega-3, (ALA) which is so useful for keeping the skin smooth and supple. It comes in convenient capsules and as oil for adding to food, smoothies and salads etc.  Use 1-6 capsules per day depending on age and severity of problem or 1-4 teaspoons of the oil.

The image is from Wellcome Images in Wiki Commons

Linseed (flax) can be used for supporting supple, healthy skin.   See linseed for the skin.

Linseed (flaxseed) oil

Flax Farm linseed and cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil are available from the Flax Farm shop.