Origin of flaxseed
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It is emollient and, in decoction, is used as a substitute for flaxseed.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
You might take this pitcher of flaxseed tea to Floretta's cabin, if you've nothing else to do.The Battle Ground
The flaxseed remedy is for 'Dust and Cinders in the Eye,' on the line above.Heart of the West
Demulcent washes of elm, sassafras-pith, or flaxseed are often more soothing than simple water.
Decoctions of flaxseed, slippery elm, acacia, etc. are suitable demulcents and protectives.
- the seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oilAlso called: linseed
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Word Origin and History for flaxseed
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