Flax The Genus Linum edited by Alister D.Muir

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Flax
The Genus Linum
edited by Alister D.Muir

 

Flax: The Genus Linum is a comprehensive review of the genus covering all aspects of the:

Taxonomy
Chemistry
Cultivation
Pharmacology
Commercial uses
It describes the disease prevention potential of these plants, including experimental evidence for its use in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular and kidney diseases.

With material written by leading experts, Flax: The Genus Linum will be an invaluable reference for those interested in nutraceuticals, medicinal plants, pharmacy and agronomy.

Contents


Introduction: History of the Cultivation and Uses of Flaxseed
Cultivated Flax and the Genus Linum L.: Taxonomy and Germplasm Conservation
Chemical Studies on the Constituents of Linum spp. Cultivation of Flax
Principle Diseases of Flax
Principle Insect Pests of Flax
The Contribution of á-Linolenic Acid in Flaxseed to Human Health
The Role of Flaxseed Lignans in Hormone-dependent and Independent Cancer
Flaxseed in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
Flaxseed and Flaxseed Lignans: Effects on the Progression and Severity of Renal Failure
Mammalian Metabolism of Flax Lignans
Flaxseed Constituents and Human Health
Traditional Food and Medicinal Uses of Flaxseed
Use of Flaxseed in Animal Diets to Create Consumer Products with Modified Fatty Acid Profiles
Current Market Trends and Economic Importance of Oilseed Flax
Current Regulatory Status of Flaxseed and Commercial Products Canada



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