Flaxseed or linum usitatissinum is an herb that is highly effective on improving the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. According to Sneha, Lakshmi, Jhansi, Divya, & Sudnakar (2015), flaxseeds decrease androgen levels in the body. Flaxseeds contain lignans that function in increasing the production of sex hormone binding globulin (Sneha, Lakshmi, Jhansi, Divya, & Sudnakar, 2015). This effectively binds testosterone in the blood which prevents it from disrupting the delicate hormone balance.
Flaxseeds are really easy to add to the diet. Most vegans and vegetarians and other health conscious people add flaxseeds to the diet by buying them whole and grinding them fresh.
After they are ground they can be consumed easily.
You can sprinkle them on top of salads, soups and cereals.
You can add them to smoothies.
Or you can use them as an egg replacer!
The ever-popular flax egg can be used in baking recipes or as a binder when you are creating a batter.
Simply add two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds to six tablespoons of water. Give it a stir and let I sit for ten minutes.
You’ve got an egg replacer!
Here’s a recipe that I use myself for whole grain cornbread. I usually replace the flour with a whole wheat flour or a gluten free option such as oat flour.
Also here are the flaxseeds that I use:
For further reading . . .
Sneha, L. T., Lakshmi, P. J., Jhansi, R. M., Divya, K., & Sudnakar, B. (2015). A Review of Natural Remedies for Prevailing Polycystic Ovarian Disorded. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 5-10.