IMPACT OF FLAX ON METABOLIC SYNDROME AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORSAbstract
Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is an annual herb with a huge source of essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamin E, organic acids, and cyanogenetic glycosides. Flax is primarily observed with antioxidative and cell rejuvenating properties. Due to the major ups and downs of lifestyle, metabolic syndrome is the most common terminology associated with humans. Metabolic syndrome is amplified by unhealthy food consumption, less physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking, etc. Heart attack, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, cancer, in-vitro fertility and other hormonal or neuronal problems are the medusa’s snakes of metabolic syndrome. The constantly changing environment, pollution, bad air quality index, greater amount of carbon footprints, and exhaustion of greenhouse gases are the sources of maladies associated with environmental breakdown. Environmental calamities like consumption of non-renewable fossil fuel, pollutions, melting of the ice age are collectively flowed towards metabolic syndrome. After prolonging intake of Flax (seed or oil) it was observed with greater impacts on mitigation of Diabetes mellitus, occurrence of inflammation, ulcer, atherosclerotic plaque, and maintained the normal levels of hormones also increased the positive biochemical factors secreted from different organs.
Supriyo Saha and Dilipkumar Pal *
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.
17 February 2021
08 June 2021
09 June 2021
01 February 2022