Can Flaxseed Relieve Constipation? How to Use, Side Effects and More

Flaxseeds and Constipation

Flaxseeds are seeds from flax plant; they provide so many health benefits. They are popular because they contain omega-3-fatty acids and alpha linolenic acid, which helps to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and attack inflammation.

These are not the only advantages of flaxseed. They are also good sources of fiber (insoluble fibers) and are used to prevent or fight constipation. Flaxseed is the most preferred natural way of treating constipation. They also have soluble fibers known as mucilage [1], which combines with water to form a get that keeps movement soft

Relieving constipation [2] is not the only benefits of flax. In old times, it was used for clothing, food and as medicine. Flaxseeds are also used as a natural health remedy to treat coughs [3], colds and skin irritations [4]. Flaxseed is also found in beneficial plant compounds called lignans.

Studies have shown that lignan may help in decreasing the risk for heart disease [5], brittle bones (osteoporosis) and stopping the growth of breasts and skin cancers.