Madmum007
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I have been asked a question I can't answer, can You?? Has anyone tried linseed/flax seed oil on their p & seen any improvements. or mixed it with another oil, he was suggested mix it with avocado oil. I couldn't answer his question.

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Theme Natural approaches to Psoriasis

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6 responses

Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Never have tried that madmum, I have heard flax seed being good for p when taken internally, but have not heard of it being applied to the skin. I was curious and did a search, this is what I found :)

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is a blue flowering plant grown on the western Canadian prairies for its rich oils. Some researchers say flaxseed oil is the most important health-promoting supplement, next to a multi-vitamin. Nearly every system of the body can benefit from its natural properties. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for healthy functioning of the heart and immune system, and also helpful in restoring skin health. Flaxseed contains up to 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil supplements. When applied topically, flaxseed oil may be more effective for skin treatment than when taken as a supplement. Keep in mind that flaxseed oil can spoil easily and should be kept in an amber-colored container in the fridge for best results.

Flaxseed oil has been used to treat the skin condition psoriasis, in which the skin becomes inflamed and irritated. In the skin of a person with psoriasis, the compounds causing inflammation are much greater than normal. Psoriasis has been linked to a deficiency in essential fatty acids (EFAs) like omega-3's. Flaxseed oil, applied topically, may provide the EFAs necessary to inhibit the compounds in the body that cause inflammation.


Jen
Jen @jen1984

Yes excellent. I have been taking flaxseed capsules for a while now after all my supplements ran out. Might see if I can get a topical to be prepared for my next flare up.


Bev
Bev @bev43

Wow Michelle after reading that maybe I should look at getting the capsules for my hubby. His immune system is very low at the moment


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

May be a great idea Bev! I think I will be doing the same!


Madmum007
Madmum007 @madmum007

ooh, have I started something on here !!! I'll pass on all the information :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

Information is the key!



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