Flaxseed oil is also known as flax oil and linseed oil. It is made from ground and pressed flax seeds. Here are some of the impressive health benefits of flaxseed oil and evidence to back up these claims.
Because flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, it may reduce inflammation. One animal study published in 2013 found flaxseed oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and these offered impressive inflammation-lowering qualities. However, studies in humans have yielded mixed results.
One analysis of multiple human studies found flaxseed contained compounds helpful for reducing C-reactive proteins (inflammation markers) in some of the study participants. The analysis indicates the properties of flaxseed oil may affect people differently and therefore, more research is needed to determine its effects on inflammation in the general population.