The fixed oil obtained from the dried ripe seed of linseed, linum usitatissimum (l. Linaceae). It is used as an emollient in liniments, pastes, and medicinal soaps, and in veterinary medicine as a laxative. It is also called flaxseed oil.

Pharmacological action: cathartic, emollients.

Chemical name: Linseed oil

(12 Dec 1998)

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