Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine







Flax, Annual flax, Common flax, Common yellow flax, Cultivated flax, Linseed, Linseed flax, Pale flax


Linum usitatissimum L., Linum humile Miller

Plant parts

foliage, Oil, Placenia, Seed, Seed oil

Diseases & Uses


abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Abscess, Abscesses, Ache, Aches, Aching joints, Aching muscles, acid indigestion, Acidity, Acidity of the stomach, Acute coryza, Acute pharyngitis, Acute viral nasopharyngitis, Aids digestion, Allergic rhinitis, alleviating, Analgesic, Anodyne, Antalgic, Anti-abscess, Anti-bacterial, Antibacterial Agent, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-eczemic, Anti-heartburn, Anti-hemorrhoidal, Antiinflammatory, Antiphogistic, Anti-Rheumatic, antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiulcer, aperient, Aperitive, aphrodisiac, Arthralgia, arthritis, a sore throat, Assist healing of wounds, Backpain, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, baktericidal, benificial effect on the digestion, Biliary colic, Bladder ailments, Bladder complaints, Bladder disease, Bladder diseases, bladder disorders, Bladder irritations, Bladder problems, bladder stone, Boil, Boils, Bruise, Bruises, Burn, Burns, cardiac, Cardialgia, Cardiotonic, catarrh, catarrh of the bladder, catharic, Chapped skin, chill, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths, chronic diarrhoea, cold, Colds, Colic, Coloenteritis, common cold, constipation, contusions, convulsive state, Coryza, Costive, Costiveness, Cough, Coughs, cramp, cramps, Cutaneous conditions, Cystolith, cystolithiasis, Demulcent, dermatitis, dermatological, dermatological complaints, Dermatosis, diaorrhea, Diarrhea, diarrhoea, Digestive, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, disease of the bladder, disinfectant, dispepsia, Dyschezia, dyspepsia, Dysphonia, Dyssynergic defaecation, Eczema, emollient, enema, Enteritis, Enterocolitis, eruption, Eupeptic, excema, expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, Furuncle, Furuncles, gallstone, Gastric catarrh, Gastritis, Glandular swellings, Good for digestion, good for the heart, haemorrhoids, hair loss, have weak nerves, hay fever, Head colds, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, heartburn, Heart restorative, heart tonic, Hemorrhoids, hepatic colic, herpes zoster, hoarse, hoarseness, Hordeolum, improves digestion, Increases sexual desire, Indigestion, Infection in the urinary passages, Inflamed skin conditions, inflammation, inflammation conditions of the pharynx, inflammation in respiratory organs, inflammation in stomach, Inflammation of bowels, inflammation of mucous membrane, inflammation of stomach, Inflammation of the digestive tract, Inflammation of the larynx, inflammation of the mouth, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth, inflammation of the pharynx, inflammation of the skin, Inflammation of the throat, inflammation of the urinary passage, Inflammation of urinary system, inflammation of urinary tract, Inflammatory states of intestines, injuries, injury, intestinal catarrh, intestinal colic, intestinal inflammation, Irritability, Irritation, laryngitis, Laxative, loss of hair, low back pain, lumbago, mild laxative, Mildly laxative, mitigating, mouth inflammation, movements of the bowel, Mucolytic agent, Mucositis, Muscle Pain, muscle pains, muscular pain, myalgia, Neckacke, Nephrocolic, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, Nervous lassitude, Neurasthenia, Nicotine poisoning, Nicotinism, Pain, painful disorders, Painfull joints, pain in the joints, Pain in the muscels, pain in the throat, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pain stilling, palliative, Pectoral, Peristaltic, pharyngitis, Piles, poisonous plant poisoning, Pollen allergy, Pollenosis, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, promotes healing of wounds, prostate, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Purgative, pyrosis, Rash, Rashes, reduce inflammation, reduce risk of thrombosis, relax spasms, removes heavy metals from the body, renal colic, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatic pain, rheumatism, Rhinitis, running sore, Sciatica, Sciatic neuritis, scorch, Sexually transmitted disease, Shingles, skin disease, Skin diseases, skin disorders, skin eruption, Skin Eruptions, skin inflammations, skin rashes, Slight infections, sluggish stomach, Smallpox, snakebite, social disease, Soothing for irritating conditions, sores, Sores in the mouth, sore skin, Sore throat, spasm, Spasmolytic, sprain, Sprains, stimulates digestion, stitch, Stomach inflammation, stomach lining inflammation, Stomatitis, Stuffy nose, sty, Stye, suffering from a nervous disorder, suppurating wound, swollen glands, Toothache, Traumatic injury, ulcers, Urinary bladder disease, Varíola, venereal disease, venereal diseases, vesical calculi, Vesical calculus, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, weak nerves, wound care, Wound healing, Wound repair, wounds, wound treatment


Anti-cancer, Anti-carcinogenic, anticarcinogenig, Anticarcinomic, Anti-carciogenic, Anti-cariogenic, antineoplastic, Anti-tumor, Anti-tumor activity, cancer, Cancer preventative, Cancer-Preventive, tumor, tumor-inhibiting, Tumor inhibition, tumor-reducing, Tumors, Tumour


coffee substitute, Substitute for coffee

Other uses

Animal feed, Animal fodder, magic power, Magic power: Increases sexual desire, magic use, Witchcraft

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical use in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, Phytomedical use in Brazil, Phytomedical use in Cyprus


 acetic acid, Alanine, Alpha-linolenic-Acid, Alpha-Tocopherol, Amino acid, ammonia, Amylase, Apigenin, arginine, Arsenic, ash, Aspartic acid, Barium, Beta-carotene, Beta-Sitosterol, Cadmium, Calcium, Campesterol, Carbohydrates, Carotene, cellulose, cerotic-Acid, Ceryl-Alcohol, chlorine, Chlorogenic-Acid, Cholesterol, choline, Chromium, cobalt, Copper, cyanidin, cyanogenic glycoside, Cysteine, Daucosterol, Delphinidin, Delta-Tocopherol, D-Xylose, erucic-Acid, fat, fat oil, fatty acid, Ferulic-Acid, Ferulic-Acid-Ester, Fibres, flavonoid, Fucose, Gamma-Linolenic-Acid, Gamma-Tocopherol, Gentiobiose, glucose, Glucuronic-Acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, glycoside, Hemicellulose, Histidine, Hydrogen cyanide, iron, Isoleucine, L-Arabinose, Lead, lecithin, Leucine, Lignans, Lignin, linamarin, Linase, linin, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, linseed oil, Lipase, Lithium, Luteolin, Lysine, magnesium, malic acid, manganese, Methionine, Molybdenum, mucilage, Myristic-Acid, Niacin, Nickel, Nicotinamide, Oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids, Oleic-Acid, Oleo-resin, Palmitic acid, P-Coumaric-Acid, pectin, Pentosan, Peroxidase, phenolic acid, Phenylalanine, phosphorus, P-Hydroxy-Benzoic-Acid, Phytic-Acid, Phytin, Phytol, Polysaccharide, potassium, Proline, proteins, raffinose, resin, Riboflavin, Rubber, Serine, Silica, Silver, sodium, Squalene, starch, Stearic acid, sterol, Stigmasterol, Strontium, Sucrose, sugar, Sulfur, tannin, Thiamine, Threonine, Tin, Titanium, Tocopherol, Trans-Ferulic-Acid, triterpene, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, unsaturated fatty acids, Valine, Vanadium, Vegetable oil, Vitamin B, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Vitexin, zinc

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