The annual herb flax (Linum usitatissimum) seeds are oval-shaped, smooth, shiny, and lenticular, with a golden-brown color. When consumed by humans, flax is also known as flaxseed, whereas when used in industry, it is known as linseed. Flax is known by several names in Indian languages, including Alsi, Jawas, and Akse bija. 

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The Latin name for the Alsi is Linum usitatissimum, which means "very useful." 

Alsi's Therapeutic Usage: 

Alsi is being researched for its antioxidant and cell rejuvenating properties. It has been used as a medicine for over 800 years. Several epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that the bioactive components of Alsi have the potential to limit several conditions such as strokes, diabetes, cardiovascular ailments, cancer, and so on. 

Alsi's medicinal uses have been documented throughout history. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, recommended eating Alsi seeds to relieve abdominal pain in ancient Greece. 

Benefits of Alsi: 

Alsi seeds contain lignans, which are high in soluble fibre and have a variety of biological activities. Its derivatives are converted into mammalian lignans. Alsi seeds are high in nutrients and have a variety of health benefits.