Alsi or Flax seeds are important oil seeds which are used for various medicinal benefits. It is rich in fibre, carbohydrates, protein and minerals and can be added to various common foods in roasted form. Adding Alsi to water or sprinkling it over salads helps manage various diseases.
According to Ayurveda, adding roasted Alsi seeds to your regular diet (preferably breakfast) helps in weight loss as it helps reduce Ama and thereby improves the digestive fire. Alsi is also useful in the management of constipation as it helps enhances bowel movement due to its laxative property which promotes the easy removal of stool.
Alsi is also considered to be useful for hair as it promotes hair growth and controls dandruff due to its antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Alsi (Flaxseed) might be considered as a useful additive in cosmetics as it is beneficial for skin due to its antibacterial and antioxidant activities. Applying Alsi oil on the skin might help manage skin allergies, skin inflammation and speed up wound healing due to its antioxidant property.
Avoid taking Alsi alone as it might be difficult to digest due to its Guru nature – it should always be taken with water.
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