Linum usitatissimum Len

Linum usitatissimum  Len

Flax

Linum usitatissimum
MEDICINAL: Flax is used as an aid to achieving cardiovascular health, to help in menopause, and as a mild laxative. The seed and the seed oil are being studied as a possible cure for cancer. The oil helps slow the kidney disease that accompanies lupus.

RELIGIOUS: Flax is used to attract money and wealth, and is used in healing spells and rituals.

GROWING: Flax grows in a wide range through North America. It is an annual that grows to 3 feet high, and is adaptable to many soils and conditions.