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Flaxseed Tea – Types and Benefits

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Flaxseed Tea

There are some studies that claim that flaxseed was used in very ancient times. The Egyptians used flaxseed for mummification and also to treat wounds.

Today, it has been proven that flaxseed can also prevent some types of tumors from spreading and taking over the body. In addition, flaxseed has several benefits, read on and find out what they are.

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The types of linseed

Did you know that there are two types of flaxseed? The brown linseed and the golden linseed. This first one has a dark colored seed, a reddish brown, and is the most cultivated and known.

The second type, the golden linseed, has a lighter color, which is a yellow or golden tone. Golden flaxseed adapts better to cold climates and its skin is a little less resistant than brown flaxseed, and its flavor is also milder.

The benefits of flaxseed

Flaxseed has several benefits, among them we can say that it can be: rejuvenating; helps in weight loss, helps fight anemia, cancer (breast, prostate, colon and lung), acne, hormonal balance, especially those caused by PMS and menopause, decrease the risk of atherosclerosis, reduce cholesterol and blood glucose control.

Flaxseed also helps in the proper functioning of the digestive, nervous, immune, intestinal, cardiovascular systems, in inflammatory diseases and combating obesity. It is indicated for problems such as constipation, gingivitis, eczema and psoriasis, in addition to being indicated for pressure treatments, reducing nervous tension and causing a feeling of calm.

Flaxseed tea is used mainly for cases where there is inflammation of the gums and/or throat. Flaxseed is a complementary food that has many health benefits and is considered an indication of vitality and energy. People who consume flaxseed considerably increase the metabolic rate and energy production efficiency of cells.

Flaxseed Tea Recipe

To make flaxseed tea you will need:

– 4 tablespoons of flaxseeds
– 500 ml of water

Put the 500 ml of water in a pan and bring to the fire, when the water has almost reached the boiling point, turn off the heat and add the flaxseeds. Then smother it with the lid of the pan and let it rest for approximately 10 minutes. After that, strain the tea and drink two or three cups a day. If desired, add a tablespoon of other herbs.

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