BOTANICAL NAME: Linum usitatissimum
Bhavaprakasha nighantu– Dhanya varga
ENGLISH NAME: Flax
Kannad: gasebeeja, Semeagare, Agasi
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
अतसी नीलपुष्पी च पार्वती स्यादुमा क्षुमा |
अतसी मधुरा तिक्ता स्निग्धा पाके कटुर्गुरुः |
उष्णा दृक्छुक्रवातघ्नी कफपित्तविनाशिनी ||५६||
HABITAT: plant generally found in Bengal, Bihar, Russia, Britain, UP.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: It is an annual herb. Its stem is herbaceous and branched. Leaf is simple, alternate, entire, linear or linear lanceolate. Flower is bisexual, complete, blue or white. Fruit 5 celled capsule seeds are flat and shinning. Roots are tap root and branched.
|Madhura, Tikta||Guru, snigdha, picchila||Usna||Katu||–||Vataśāmaka|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Heavy, uncoutous, sticky||Hot||Pungent||–||Pacifying vata|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Plant contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), campesterol, sitosterol.
Burning urination: 1-2 teaspoons of Atasi seeds are soaked in a cup of water overnight. Next day it is consumed before food.
Cholesterol & obesity: Early in the morning 2-3 ml of linseed oil is added to a cup of warm water and taken in an empty stomach.
Lactation: Equal amounts of Linseed, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds are taken and fine powder is made and taken twice a day in the dose of 5 grams along with milk.
Burning sensation and pain due to wasp sting: Fresh, mature flax leaves are crushed to obtain fresh juice and locally applied.
Hridroga Cardiac disorder, Shotha Swelling, Arsas Piles, Kushtha Leprosy, Vrana Ulcers
USEFUL PART: Seed, oil, flower
DOSAGE: Powder- 3-6 gm, oil- 5-10ml
- Atasyadi lepa
- Atasi sneha