Flax seeds for hair growth:


Friends's of Penmai
Sep 20, 2011
New Delhi
Have you heard about the benefits of flax seeds in promoting hair growth? Flax seeds are often one of those less discussed ingredients that are beneficial for hair health. But they are surely one of the most natural and effective cure for restoring lost volume and shine to your hair. Flax seeds are also known as linseeds, which contain a nut like flavour and appearance. These are an ideal solution for several hair problems as they are easy to find and less expensive compared to other alternatives.
Beneficial for hair

  • Flax seeds are a rich source of vitamin E. Vitamin E has proven effects on growth of the capillaries.
  • It provides nourishment to the hair roots, shaft, and the scalp.
  • Flax seeds fulfil the required nutrition for hair and scalp in order to expedite hair growth.
  • They also help control hair breakage or split ends, and provide the required hydration for hair.
  • Vitamin E in the flax seeds helps prevent premature discoloration or graying of hair.
  • Flax seeds contain high amount of Omega-3 fatty acid. These help nourish hair follicles. This in turn helps make hair strong and healthy. Omega-3 fatty acid also improves the elasticity of hair and makes it less prone to breakage.
  • Regular use of flax seeds helps prevent acute hair loss, scalp eczema, and dandruff.
  • Flax seeds are a good source of high quality fibre.
  • These are an affluent source of both soluble and insoluble fibres. Edible fibres are excellent for proper functioning of the intestines. This helps create defence against a host of ailments, which might cause hair loss. Flax seeds are a good source of high quality fibre.These are an affluent source of both soluble and insoluble fibres. Edible fibres are excellent for proper functioning of the intestines. This helps create defence against a host of ailments, which might cause hair loss. Inclusion of flax seeds into regular food chart increases the nutrition value of the foods to a large extent. To make it a part of your diet, grind the seeds to make a fine powder. This powder can be added while preparing cookies or muffins.On the other hand, ground flax seeds are good to add into smoothies and shakes. A hint of flax seeds on stir-fried vegetables enhances the flavor of the dish.Edible flax seed oil is also popularly used as a dressing while making salads. Cottage cheese and yogurt gain flavour when mixed with flax seed powder. Flax seeds can be used for making shakes of different flavours like raspberries, banana, honey, milk, and wheat germ.
    • Ground flax seed for hair growth

      Ground flax seeds are popular for their crunchy and nutty flavour. One should be careful while storing ground flax seed, as it can spoil when kept in the open. Therefore, it is always safe to keep the mixture in an airtight container, and away from the sun. Ground flax seeds can be stored for three months at a stretch.
      Flax seed hair gel for hair growth

      Hair gels made of flax seeds are a popular cure for hair loss. For best results, apply the gel directly on the scalp.
      It is quite easy to make flax seeds gel at home.
      • Take two cups filtered water, and 1/4th cup organic, brown flax seeds.
      • The seeds are to be added to boiled water, and the extract is to be filtered for use.
      • The remaining flax seeds can be dried up and stored away for further use.
      • Other than hair growth it is also useful as follows:
      1. High in Fiber:

      It is difficult to find food that has a good amount of fibre in both soluble and insoluble forms. But flaxseed does the job very well of adding such fibres in your diet. Flaxseed helps in reducing cholesterol and also helps in alleviating blood sugar levels. It is effective in proper functioning of the intestines. Flax seeds can prevent and also treat certain type of cancers. It reduces breast cancer, hot flashes and prostate cancer in men.
      2. Nutrition:

      Flax seed contains a high amount of vitamin B, magnesium and manganese which are required for proper functioning of the body.

      3. High in Phytochemicals:

      Flax seed has a good amount of phyto-chemicals and antioxidants. It is the best source of lignans which can balance female hormones. Lignans can promote fertility, reduce pre menopausal symptoms and also can prevent breast cancer.
      4. Heart Diseases:

      A diet which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains etc. reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Including Flaxseeds further helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases. It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol content.

      5. Menopausal Symptoms:

      In a study conducted recently, flax seeds were found to work in the same way as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in menopause treatment for mild menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood disturbances and vaginal dryness.

      6. High Cholesterol:

      People who follow a Mediterranean diet have high HDL i.e. good cholesterol level. This Mediterranean diet consists of omega-3, omega-6 and omega – 9 fatty acids. It also includes whole grains, green vegetables, fruits, fish and poultry, ALA from Flaxseed and flaxseed oils.
      7. Lignans:

      Flax seeds contain a group of chemicals called lignans that helps the body to protect from cancer.
      Animal studies proved that lignans can reduce the growth of colon tumour cells. Population studies say that flaxseed can decrease the number of abnormal cell growths which play a part in colon cancer. However studies are yet to be conducted on humans.

      8. Diabetes:

      Daily intake of flaxseeds modestly improves the blood sugar of people suffering from diabetes. Lignans can also prevent type 2 diabetes.

      9. Immunity:

      Flaxseed oil oil is the richest source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. The Alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3) and lignans together provide good immunity to the body and fight alien substances.

      10. Constipation:

      Flaxseed and flaxseed oil act as natural laxatives and give you relief from constipation without having any harmful side effects.
      So now that you know the benefits of Flaxseeds and Flaxseed oil, ensure that you incorporate them in your diet.

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