Give the source, constituents and uses of linseed

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LINSEED: Source:It consists of dried ripe seeds of Linum usitatissimum,belonging to the family Linaceae. chemical constituents:It contains about 20 to 40 % of fixed oil,20% of proteins.It also contains mucilage and a cyanogenetic glycoside,named as linamarin.It also contains pectinand enzyme linase. Uses:Used as a source of fixed oil and also a demulcent.Linseed meal is used as poultice.Linseed oil is a drying oil. REF:PHARMACOGNOSY by Dr.C.K.KOKATE,41 EDITION,

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INFORMATION REGARDING LINSEED SOURCE:- It consists of dried ripe seeds of Linum usitatissimum belonging to the family Linaceae CONSTITUENTS Linseed contains 30-40% fixed oil (including 36-50% linolenic acid and 23-24% linoleic acid) 6% mucilage 25% protein small amounts of linamarin (a cyanogenic glycoside). Linamarin has a sedative effect on the respiratory system. USES: 1. Seeds provide soothing effect. 2. Act as a source of essential fatty acids 3. Topical application of crushed flax seed poultice can be beneficial in the treatment of chronic coughs, in treating problems such as bronchitis, in the treatment of pleurisy, as well as in the treatment of emphysema in patients REFERENCE: With Regards Amol Dhiman Team GLORY

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