2-4 tablespoons per day of ground flaxseed promotes healthy estrogen metabolism. The seed contains lignans, which help clear excess estrogens from the body. Flax also contains phytoestrogens, which control how much estrogen can bind to estrogen receptors. This means it can decrease excess estrogen activity or increase deficient estrogen activity, making it an effective remedy for a variety of female health complaints.
Flax is rich in healthy omega-3 fats and contains fiber, making it an important remedy for treating inflammation and constipation. Flaxseed is digested and absorbed when ground and best stored in the fridge as the oils in the seed quickly go rancid at room temperature.