- annual plant
- 0.1-0.5 m
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- Hairy flax grows in scrubland and fields, especially in the Mediterranean region of Israel.
Hairy flax - Linum pubescensHairy flax is an annual herb from Linaceae family. Mostly grows in scrublands and fields. Its stems are erect, and covered with white hairs. The leaves are elongated, dentate with glandular hairs on its margins. It has large flowers in pink color.Eating seeds of hairy flax is very effective against abdominal pain, kidney stones, and digestive problems such as constipation and stomach worms, it also useful for treating abscesses (boils), hemorrhoids, cough, hair loss and impotence.
My mother was very busy with raising and supporting her ten children. Among the works she had done often she had given calves to drink and eat. And when they had problems with their digestive tract, she was required for her first time, by one of the farmers, to feed the calves wit flax. My mother learned about the seeds in Morocco, there she was making from them cookies that tasted like sesame cookies. She did not understand why the strange farmer gives flax seeds to his cows. For quelling her anger about it, she shared the flax seeds with the cows: she gave one handful o