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Flaxseed oil capsules and all flaxseed oil products are used to treat a variety of conditions. Some of the common conditions include breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign prostatic hyperplasia, vaginal infections, dry eye...


Flaxseed oil has numerous uses as a food ingredient, a health supplement and a type of medicine. It is made by compressing and processing the natural oils found in flax seeds.


Flaxseed oil is used as a laxative, to lose weight, to sooth rough or irritated skin, and to prevent breast, colon and prostate cancer, according to WebMD. The omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed oil may also be used to prevent heart disease and improve blood sugar le...


Flaxseed oil may decrease hot flashes, reduce breast pain, help arthritis, lower cholesterol and prevent cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health. Flaxseed also helps relieve constipation.


Some recipes that include flaxseed oil include Whole Food's flaxseed oil salad dressing, Cookie and Kate's Super Kale, Hemp and Flaxseed Oil Pesto and Shape Magazine's flasxeed muffins. Each recipe uses flaxseed oil to replace other oils and fats that would be used in o...


Flaxseed is good as a source of many nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids. These are substances that help lower the levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol in the blood and raise the levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. The omega-3 fatty acid that's most abundant in flaxseed ...


According to WebMD, flaxseed oil is mostly safe for adults to use when used appropriately for a short period of time. Doses of 30 milligrams daily or more may result in loose stools and diarrhea. Allergic reactions have also been documented from taking flaxseed oil.