Another Benefit of Flaxseed
Blue Flax Seed
You probably know flaxseeds contain high levels of dietary fiber as well as lignans, an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds may lower cholesterol levels and studies suggest that flax seeds taken in the diet may benefit individuals with certain types of breast and prostate cancers.
What you probably don't know is that another benefit of flaxseed is it's power as a drawing poultice! A flaxseed poultice is excellent for drawing out infections, swelling, splinters, poisons and even pain.
Flaxseed Poultice Instructions:
Use about 1 ounce of ground or powdered flaxseed and mix with just enough cold water to make a paste.
Spread the paste evenly over the injured area then cover with plastic. Cover the plastic with a light cloth and tape it on. Leave on a minimun of 20 minutes preferably an hour or more. This may be repeated several times a day if necessary.
You can make an even more effective flaxseed poultice by combining it with activated charcoal!
Cool, huh? Now you have another use for organic flaxseed other than adding it to your smoothie!