Plant names

Scientific name: Linum usitatissimum L.

Syn: Linum humile Miller

Generic names: Semen Lini

English names: Fiber flax, Common flax, Low flax, Lint, Lin, Flax, Line, Low flax.

Farsi names: Katan, bazr katan, Bazrak.

Arabic names: Katan, Molsej.


Plant specification

Plant family: Linaceae.

Organs Used: Seeds.

Type of active substance: The most important ingredients in linen includes, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), cyanogenic glycosides (linamarin, linustatin, neolinustin), unsaturated fatty acids (linolenic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid), soluble flaxseed fiber mucilage (d-Xylose, L-Galactose, L-Rhamnose, d-galacturonic acid), monoglycerides, free sterols, sterol esters, phenylpropane derivatives.

Flax seed health benefits: Flax seeds are an excellent source of many health-benefiting nutrients, dietary fiber (mucilage), minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Flax seed is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid. It is also one of the top plant sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids such as α -linolenic acid (ALA). Research studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids by their virtue of anti-inflammatory action may help lower the risk of blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon and prostate cancers. Flax are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol. vitamin-E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of mucosa and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. The seeds packed with many important B-complex groups and a rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Geographic Distribution: Flex native to central Asia and mediterranean region.


Flax export

Flax export are easily done by us. contact us.

Exporter of Medicinal Plants in IranMaleki Commercial Co
Phone 989025791893+