They say Flaxseeds are good for pregnancy as it is the richest source of Omega-3 or ALA (Alpha-linolenic Acid). But it has other benefits also which are known to mankind since ages. Ask your grandmother and she will list out a hundred benefits related to flax seeds. Commonly known as Alsi in Hindi, and north western parts of India, it is also sometimes called Linseed. Among its many benefits, one prominent use of flax seeds is treating knee pain. Also most joint pains. We all know that flax seeds will reduce arthritis pain if consumed daily. The dosage is generally one to two tablespoons per day. And to get it’s utmost benefit, flax seeds must be ground into powder. This way it retains most of its goodness. People who complain of joint pains during the onset of winter season and find that this pain lasts throughout the chill, can get rid of the pain if they start having flax seed powder every morning during breakfast. The anti-inflammatory benefits of flax seeds not only reduce but completely cures the pains. The patients of arthritis also find remarkable change in their pain levels after using flax seeds for some time. Certain things are to be kept on mind before grinding the flax seeds into a powder. The first step is to roast the flax seeds for a few minutes till it starts crackling. Then letting it cool for a while before grinding into fine powder. To retain the content for longer period of time it should be filled in airtight container and kept in the refrigerator.
There is however another remedy for joint pain, especially for pain in knee joints. Unlike the aforementioned method this remedy does not include ingestion of flax seeds neither it is the anointment of flax seeds oil on the affected part. According to this remedy flax seeds are to be ‘wrapped’ around the digits or fingers of the person suffering from the pain. The left (or right) hand is taken as the whole body with the thumb representing the head, the index and pinky finger the two hands, and the middle and ring finger as legs. The first joint from the base of the palm or the knuckle is the knee joint. Depending on which knee joint you have the pain, you treat the finger accordingly. The treatment involves using flax seeds on a masking tape so that they stick to the full stretch of the tape and then the tape is to be wrapped around the joint of the knuckle completely so as to cover the whole part of the finger. See Video (Add video link here) for graphic details. The bandage is to be kept for some hours so the best time is to do so is night i.e., before bedtime so that by morning the flax seeds have had done their magic. Soon after the bandage one can feel the crackling of the flax seeds which means that the healing process has started. So here is one easy way to deal with chronic pains. Try it out and see for yourself if the miracle remedy works for you or not.
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