Recipes for coconut & linseed oil vegan butter

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Oleolux coconut cold-pressed linseed oil vegan butter
Oleolux coconut cold-pressed linseed oil vegan butter

Veggie, vegan, healthy, delicious butter

Recipe for coconut & linseed butter: the two healthiest cold-pressed extra virgin oils:

Two great new recipes; make your own delicious healthy linseed butter; dairy-free, lots of good fats, vegan and cholesterol-free. These recipes are incredibly easy to make and taste amazing Continue reading

Anti-inflammatory drink: golden turmeric milk

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Turmeric tea and milk: delicious, healthy, potent and amazing

You may have heard about the amazing benefits of turmeric and curcumin. Probably like most people you want whole foods not supplements. Turmeric tea or golden turmeric milk gives you all the anti-inflammatory benefits from this amazing spice and is boosted Continue reading

Natural hypoallergenic shaving gel

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bronze linseed
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Naturally soothing shaving gel recipe

This linseed shaving gel contains no chemicals, no preservatives. It’s got just one ingredient, well two if you include the water… Linseed contains mucilage that is a natural lubricant and is very soothing taken internally or when applied the skin. This recipe makes a very soothing shaving gel, Continue reading

Linseed (flax) a natural HRT

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Linseed-Flax: Natural Remedy for Hormone Balance and Menopause

“I feel better now than I did 20 years ago”

Using Linseed/Flax for Balancing Hormones and Relieving Symptoms of the Menopause:

We can have a more comfortable menopause

I was lucky. I discovered linseed and it was brilliant, Continue reading

Linseed (flax) remedies around the world

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates

Traditional remedies

Throughout history and all round the world linseed is used as traditional home remedies and in natural medicine as a treatment to provide relief for many health conditions. Continue reading

Old linseed & flax remedies

Linseed, liquorice and chlorodyne remedy

Some fascinating remedies from the collection

There is no smoke without fire, there is good reason linseed has been used as a remedy for thousands of years; it works. 🙂

Linseed is useful in many forms. It is especially popular as a remedy for persistent coughs, catarrh and asthma. It has many more interesting uses as a remedy. Continue reading

Linseed or Flax: what’s the difference?

Both linseed and flax are varieties of Linum usitatissimum

Linseed or flax? They are the same!

But there are some interesting differences!!

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Linum usitatissimum, the plant that gives us both linseed and flax
colour drawing of Linum usitatissimum, the plant that gives us both linseed and flax

The cultivated plant is Linum usitatissimum. “Linseed” and “Flax” when produced as a food or supplement are both exactly the same thing (sometimes!). However the history of the plant, its uses and the marketing of the different names as healthfood in different countries have given rise to much confusion. Continue reading

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.