Menstrual Cramps—Eat two tbsps of flax seeds during your period because of their hormone balancing lignans and phytoestrogens.
Seek out varieties that include seeds—like flax, chia and sesame—which add nutrients including omega-3s and protein.
These are fillets of prepared tow and flax, of from one to three inches in breadth.
The flax had ripened, almost overnight, because of the extreme heat.
"Well, if you do, I'll flax you," and she went into the kitchen.
A filament is that which is threadlike; as, the filament of silk, or flax.
All kinds of vegetable fibres are used in their production, chief among which are cotton, flax and jute.
The flax which was sown in this country rose three feet high.
But the pine and flax did not forget each other, though neither knew where the other was.
Then the girl took the flax and drove the heifer out to graze.
Old English fleax "cloth made with flax, linen," from Proto-Germanic *flakhsan (cf. Old Frisian flax, Middle Dutch and Dutch vlas, Old Saxon flas, Old High German flahs, German Flachs), probably from Proto-Germanic base *fleh-, corresponding to PIE *plek- "to weave, plait" (see ply (v.1)). But some connect it with PIE *pleik- (see flay) from the notion of "stripping" fiber to prepare it.
(Heb. pishtah, i.e., "peeled", in allusion to the fact that the stalks of flax when dried were first split or peeled before being steeped in water for the purpose of destroying the pulp). This plant was cultivated from earliest times. The flax of Egypt was destroyed by the plague of hail when it "was bolled", i.e., was forming pods for seed (Ex. 9:31). It was extensively cultivated both in Egypt and Palestine. Reference is made in Josh. 2:6 to the custom of drying flax-stalks by exposing them to the sun on the flat roofs of houses. It was much used in forming articles of clothing such as girdles, also cords and bands (Lev. 13:48, 52, 59; Deut. 22:11). (See LINEN.)