Flax or linseed, is a flowering plant, Linum usitatissimum, in the family Linaceae. The earliest evidence of humans using wild flax as a textile comes from the present-day Republic of Georgia date to the Upper Paleolithic age, 30,000 years ago. Flax was cultivated extensively in ancient Egypt, where the temple walls had paintings of flowering flax, and mummies were embalmed using linen. In China and India, domesticated flax was cultivated at least 5,000 years ago.Textiles made from flax are known in Western countries as linen and are traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. Europe and North America both depended on flax for plant-based cloth until the 19th century, when cotton overtook flax.Flax fiber is extracted from the bast beneath the surface of the stem of the flax plant.linen, a refined textile made from flax fibers, was worn widely by Sumerian priests more than 4,000 years ago.
Flaxseeds used extensively in Baked foods, Smoothies, Granola, Salad Dressings, buttery spreads, soup etc. Flax seed is a nourshing mouth freshner after meal. flaxseed has reemerged as a possible “superfood” because of its high dietary fibre alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) a type of omega-3 fatty acid that may offer numerous benefits for heart health. studies suggest that the ALA in flaxseed may help reduce inflammation and prevent cholesterol from being deposited in your heart's blood vessels. Additionally, flaxseeds are high in thiamine, dietary fibre, protein, iron, calcium, manganese, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper. Flaxseed may lower blood sugar due to its soluble fiber content. Thus, it's a beneficial addition to your diet if you have type 2 diabetes. Flaxseeds in grounded form gives the maximum health benefits.