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Flax
The Genus Linum
edited by Alister D. Muir

Flax: The Genus Linum is a comprehensive review of the genus covering all aspects of the:

  • Taxonomy
  • Chemistry
  • Cultivation
  • Pharmacology
  • Commercial uses

It describes the disease prevention potential of these plants, including experimental evidence for its use in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular and kidney diseases.

With material written by leading experts, Flax: The Genus Linum will be an invaluable reference for those interested in nutraceuticals, medicinal plants, pharmacy and agronomy.

Contents

  1. Introduction: History of the Cultivation and Uses of Flaxseed
  2. Cultivated Flax and the Genus Linum L.: Taxonomy and Germplasm Conservation
  3. Chemical Studies on the Constituents of Linum spp. Cultivation of Flax
  4. Principle Diseases of Flax
  5. Principle Insect Pests of Flax
  6. The Contribution of á-Linolenic Acid in Flaxseed to Human Health
  7. The Role of Flaxseed Lignans in Hormone-dependent and Independent Cancer
  8. Flaxseed in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
  9. Flaxseed and Flaxseed Lignans: Effects on the Progression and Severity of Renal Failure
  10. Mammalian Metabolism of Flax Lignans
  11. Flaxseed Constituents and Human Health
  12. Traditional Food and Medicinal Uses of Flaxseed
  13. Use of Flaxseed in Animal Diets to Create Consumer Products with Modified Fatty Acid Profiles
  14. Current Market Trends and Economic Importance of Oilseed Flax
  15. Current Regulatory Status of Flaxseed and Commercial Products Canada

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Flax: The Genus Linum
edited by Alister D. Muir and Neil D. Westcott
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