- Flaxseed Oil is Anti-Inflammatory
- Flaxseed Oil Lowers Blood Pressure
- Flaxseed Improves Blood Lipid Profile in Postmenopausal Women
- Effects of Flaxseed on Symptoms in Menopausal Women
- Flaxseed Oil Increases Cardioprotective (n-3) Fatty Acids (Plasma Concentrations) in Humans
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease
- Flaxseed Oil Effects on Platelet Composition and Function
While, intake of flaxseed is claimed to be effective in promoting hair growth, application of flaxseed oil is also said to work wonders for hair health. Studies show that hair loss due to hormonal imbalances in women can be remedied with flaxseed. Variations in the estrogen levels may lead to shrinking of hair follicles, thereby causing hair loss and hair thinning. The phytoestrogens in flaxseed may normalize the hormone levels, thereby arresting hair loss and boosting hair growth. Studies show that the omega 3 fatty acids in flaxseed may prove beneficial for treating scalp conditions, like, psoriasis, eczema, etc. Consumption of flaxseed may help to prevent dandruff caused by these scalp conditions. So, hair loss caused by the above said scalp conditions can also be reduced with flaxseed use.
Even flaxseed oil and hair growth are linked. Application of this oil (otherwise known as linseed oil) is found to be beneficial for hair in different ways. Flaxseed oil capsules are also taken orally. Low omega fatty acid levels may cause hair dryness, which leads to brittle hair that can suffer damage easily. Application of flaxseed oil helps in combating hair dryness, thereby reducing the rate of hair damage and promoting hair growth. Due to these benefits, flaxseed oil is added to various hair styling products, like, hair setting lotions. The foam-like gel produced by boiling flaxseed in water is used for hair setting. In general, flaxseed intake is found to improve the strength and sheen of the hair, along with the skin and nails.
By Sonia Nair