These nutty flavored seeds are considered by many to be an important super food that should be included in a healthy diet. Herbalists believe that the tea made from boiling flax seeds in water for 10 minutes may have a beneficial effect on coughs, lung problems, chest problems and digestive and urinary problems.
Flax is also known as linseed or common flax. It is grown in cooler climates all over the world. Flax is used as a food and is the source of the fibers needed to make linen. Linseed oil is extracted from flax seeds and is used for cooking, as a nutritional supplement and to make finishing products for woodworking.