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Flaxseed for Hot Flashes?

By Anna Roufos, January/February 2008

Recent research suggests it might just help.


READER'S COMMENT:
"As a little child my grandmother gave us flax seed water to cool us off she said. We live in the tropics and it is hot and humid and we sweated a lot and she gave us this water to drink. No one can remember how she prepared it. Do you...
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As a little child my grandmother gave us flax seed water to cool us off she said. We live in the tropics and it is hot and humid and we sweated a lot and she gave us this water to drink. No one can remember how she prepared it. Do you think I would have to grind up the flax seed and add it to boiling water and let is cool then drink and do you know if this can do what she thought was cooling down your bloodstream. Thanks for any info.

Anonymous

08/21/2013 - 3:05am

I have to say that flax seeds (ground up or milled) work very well at helping relieve the hot flashes of menopause. I have read this in several places and tried it - you need about 2 tablespoons (1/8 cup) a day mixed in something. A smoothie, your morning oatmeal etc...

It works!!!

Anonymous

10/04/2010 - 12:30am

Flaxseed is not recommended for women with a history of hormone receptor positive breast cancer.

Anonymous

10/03/2010 - 10:12am



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