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







Flax, Annual flax, Common flax, Common yellow flax, Cultivated flax, Flaxseed, 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, foliage, Oil, Oil from kernel, Placenia, Roots, Seed, Unspecified

Diseases & Uses

Ungrouped Diseases & Uses

Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, abscess, Abscesses, Ache, Aches, Aching joint, Aching joints, Aching muscles, acid indigestion, Acidity, Acidity of the stomach, Acute pharyngitis, Aids digestion, Allergic rhinitis, Alleviating, Alopecia, 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 in digestive tract diseases, antiinflammatory agent in respiratory diseases, antiinflammatory agent in urinary diseases, Antiphogistic, Anti-Rheumatic, antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antistomatitic, Antiulcer, Aperient, Aperitive, Aphrodisiac, Arthralgia, arthritis, a sore throat, Assist healing of wounds, Asthenia of kidney, Bactericidal, Bactericide, Bacteriostatic, bad digestion, baktericidal, Baldness, 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 tonic, Cardiac trophorestorative, Cardialgia, Cardiotonic, catarrh, Catarrhal inflammation, catarrh of the bladder, catharic, Cathartic, Chapped skin, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths, chronic diarrhoea, Chronic pain, Clyster, Colic, Coloenteritis, Constipation, Contusion, contusions, convulsive state, Coryza, Costive, Costiveness, Cough, Coughing, Coughs, cramp, cramps, Cutaneous conditions, Cutaneous Eruptions, Cystolith, cystolithiasis, Demulcent, Dental Analgesic, Dental pain, Dermatitis, dermatological, dermatological complaints, Dermatosis, diaorrhea, diarrhea, diarrhoea, Digestive, Digestive stimulant, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, Disease of the bladder, diseases of the respiratory tract, disinfectant, disorder of the kidneys, disorders in the respiratory passages, dispepsia, Dyschezia, Dyspepsia, Dysphonia, Dyssynergic defaecation, Eczema, emollient, Emollients, enema, enteritis, enterocolitis, eruption, Eupeptic, excema, Expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, Febrile response, Fever, feverish condition, Fevers, Furuncle, Furuncles, gallstone, Gallstones, Gastritis, Glandular swellings, Good for digestion, good for the heart, Haemorrhoids, hair loss, have weak nerves, hay fever, healing, healing cuts, Healing wounds, heal wounds, heartburn, Heart restorative, heart tonic, Hemorrhoid, hemorrhoids, hepatic colic, herpes zoster, hoarse, hoarseness, Hoarse voice, Hordeolum, improves digestion, Increases sexual desire, Indigestion, Infection in the urinary passages, Inflamed skin conditions, inflammation conditions of the pharynx, inflammation conditions of the urinary system, 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 mouth and lips, 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, joint pain, joints pain, Kidney Ailments, kidney complaints, kidney disease, kidney diseases, kidney disorders, kidney problem, kidney problems, Kidney tonic, Kidney treatment, kidney trouble, laryngitis, Laxative, loss of hair, Love drug, 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, Nasal catarrh, Neckacke, Nephrocolic, Nephropathy, 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, Pectoral, Peristaltic, pharyngitis, Piles, poisonous plant poisoning, Pollen allergy, Pollenosis, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, promotes healing of wounds, prostate, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Purgative, Pyrexia, Pyrosis, Rash, Rashes, reduce inflammation, reduce risk of thrombosis, relax spasms, removes heavy metals from the body, renal colic, Renal disease, Renal disorders, renal problems, Respiratory affections, Respiratory ailments, respiratory complaints, Respiratory disease, Respiratory diseases, respiratory disorders, respiratory illness, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatic pain, rheumatic pains, rheumatism, Rhinitis, running sore, sciatica, Sciatic neuritis, scorch, Sexual diseases, Sexually transmitted disease, Sexually transmitted infections, shingles, skin disease, Skin diseases, skin disorders, skin eruption, Skin Eruptions, skin inflammation, skin inflammations, skin problems in general, skin rashes, Slight infections, sluggish stomach, Smallpox, snake bite, Snake bites, 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, Stone in the gallbladder, Stuffy nose, Sty, stye, suffering from a nervous disorder, suppurating wound, swollen glands, toothache, Torn ligament, Traumatic injury, Ulcerous sores, ulcers, Urinary bladder disease, Urinary inflammation, Urinary inflammations, Urinary tract infection, 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, Anticancer (Breast), Anticancer (Colon), Anticancer (Mammary), Anti-carcinogenic, anticarcinogenig, Anticarcinomic, Anti-carciogenic, Anti-cariogenic, antineoplastic, Anti-tumor, Anti-tumor activity, Bowel cancer, Breast cancer, cancer, cancer of intestine, Cancer preventative, Cancer-Preventive, Colon cancer, Colorectal cancer, intestine cancer, Malignant neoplasm, Malignant tumor, Neoplasm, Ovarian cancer, tumor, tumor-inhibiting, Tumor inhibition, tumor-reducing, Tumors, Tumour, Tumour inhibition


Poisonous to cattle, Poisonous to sheep


Coffee substitute, Substitute for coffee

TCM - Traditional Chinese medicine

TCM MERIDIAN: NA, Traditional Chinese medicine, Used in traditional Chinese medicin

Religion, Magic & Witchcraft

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

Veterinary uses

Animal feed, Animal fodder, Fodder

Local (Geographical) use

Phytomedical used in La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia, Phytomedical used in West Bank, Palestine, 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, Elaidic acid, 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, Phosphatidylserine, 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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