We underestimate the benefits for flax . I have never seen it in the wild with its beautiful purple flowers, This is the time to look for its in large fields. I use if as an oil or as seeds to increase alpha linoleic acid which it vital to the body.
It is toxic in larger amounts. Flax seed oil is beneficial to lowering cholesterol levels. I know many herbalists who prescribe it for cough, sore throat and even congestion
I have read that it can be used with false unicorn to treat gonorrhea.
Probably the best known use of flax seed is for constipation which I prescribe 2 teaspoons every morning