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 Linne, Linum humile Miller, Linum usitatissimum var. crepitans Schübl. et Mart., Linum usitatissimum var. humile (Mill.) Pers.


All parts, Leaf, Oil, Placenia, Seed, Seed oil, Unspecified

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped 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, antidiarrhetic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Antidiarrhoeic, Anti-eczemic, Anti-heartburn, Anti-hemorrhoidal, Antiinflammatory, antiinflammatory agent, antiinflammatory agent in digestive tract diseases, antiinflammatory agent in respiratory diseases, antiinflammatory agent in urinary diseases, Anti-Rheumatic, antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Antiulcer, Aperient, Aperitive, Aphrodisiac, Arthralgia, arthritis, A sore throat, Assist healing of wounds, Backpain, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, bad digestion, 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, Cardiac trophorestorative, Cardialgia, Cardiotonic, catarrh, catarrh of the bladder, catharic, Cathartic, Chapped skin, chill, Chills, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths, chronic diarrhoea, Clyster, cold, Colds, Colic, Coloenteritis, common cold, constipation, Contusion, contusions, convulsive state, Coryza, Costive, Costiveness, cough, Coughing, Coughs, cramp, Cramps, Cutaneous conditions, Cutaneous Eruptions, Cystolith, cystolithiasis, Demulcent, Dental Analgesic, dermatitis, dermatological, dermatological complaints, Dermatosis, diaorrhea, diarrhea, diarrhoea, Digestive, Digestive stimulant, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, Disease of the bladder, disinfectant, dispepsia, Dyschezia, dyspepsia, Dysphonia, Dyssynergic defaecation, eczema, emollient, Emollients, enema, enteritis, enterocolitis, eruption, Eupeptic, excema, Expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, furuncle, Furuncles, gallstone, Gastritis, General inflammations, 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, Hemorrhoid, 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 conditions of the urinary system, inflammation in general, 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, inflammations, Inflammations in general, Inflammatory states of intestines, injuries, injury, intestinal catarrh, intestinal colic, intestinal inflammation, Irritability, Irritation, joint pain, laryngitis, laxative, loss of hair, low back pain, lumbago, mild laxative, Mildly laxative, mitigating, Moisturizers, mouth inflammation, mouth inflammations, movements of the bowel, Mucolytic agent, Muscle Pain, muscle pains, muscular pain, myalgia, Neckacke, Nephrocolic, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, Nervous lassitude, Nervous trophorestorative, 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, pains in general, pain stilling, palliative, 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 risk of thrombosis, relax spasms, removes heavy metals from the body, renal colic, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatic pain, rheumatic pains, Rheumatism, Rhinitis, running sore, sciatica, Sciatic neuritis, scorch, Sexually transmitted disease, Sexually transmitted infections, shingles, skin disease, Skin diseases, skin disorders, skin eruption, Skin Eruptions, skin inflammations, skin problems in general, skin rashes, Slight infections, sluggish stomach, small pox, snake bite, 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, Tooth ache, Traumatic injury, Ulcerous sores, ulcers, Urinary bladder disease, Varíola, venereal disease, Venereal diseases, vesical calculi, Vesical calculus, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, weak nerves, Wound, wound care, wound healing, Wound repair, Wounds, Wounds healing, wound treatment


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


Poisonous to cattle, Poisonous to sheep


coffee substitute, Substitute for coffee

Religion, Magic & Witchcraft

magic power, Magic power: Increases sexual desire, magic use, Witchcraft

Veterinary uses

Animal feed, Animal fodder, Fodder

Local (Geographical) use

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


 1-Hexacosanol, 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid, acetic acid, Alanine, Alpha-Linolenic acid, Alpha-Tocopherol, Amino acid, ammonia, Amylase, Apigenin, arginine, Arsenic, ash, Aspartic acid, Barium, Beta-Sitosterol, Cadmium, Calcium, Campesterol, Carbohydrates, Carotene, cellulose, Cerotic acid, chlorine, Chlorogenic acid, Cholesterol, choline, Chromium, cobalt, Copper, cyanidin, cyanogenic glycosides, Cysteine, Daucosterol, Delphinidin, Delta-Tocopherol, 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, Lignan, Lignin, linamarin, Linase, linin, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, Linolenic acid ester, Linostatin, linseed oil, Lipase, Lithium, Luteolin, Lysine, magnesium, malic acid, manganese, Methionine, Molybdenum, mucilage, Myristic acid, Natural rubber, Niacin, Nickel, Nicotinamide, Oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids, Oleic acid, Oleoresin, Palmitic acid, Pantothenic acid, P-Coumaric acid, pectin, Pentosan, Peroxidase, phenolic acid, Phenylalanine, Phosphatidylcholine, Phospholipid, phosphorus, Phytic acid, Phytin, Phytol, Polysaccharide, potassium, Proline, protein, raffinose, resin, Serine, Silicon dioxide, Silver, sinapinic acid, sodium, Squalene, starch, Stearic acid, sterol, Stigmasterol, Strontium, Sucrose, sugar, Sulfur, tannin, Threonine, Tin, Titanium, Tocopherol, triterpene, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, unsaturated fatty acids, Valine, Vanadium, Vegetable oil, Vitamin B, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Vitexin, Xylose, zinc, Β-Carotene

Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn0094

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