linum usitatissimum linn

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Linum usitatissimum Linnbelongs to Linaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Bizr Kitan.
The English Names for this herb are Flax, Linseed.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Alsi, Bazralkatan, Ilsi, Tukhm-Zaghira, Tukhme Katan.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Analgesic, Anodyne, Anti-diabetic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Demulcent, Detersive, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Emollient, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Hepatoprotective, Resolvent, Suppurative.


  • Analgesic
  • Anti-bilious
  • Blood Purifier
  • Detersive
  • Resolvent

  • Flower:
  • Tonic for Brain
  • Tonic for Heart

  • Dried Ripe seeds:
  • Demulcent

  • Roasted Seeds:
  • Astringent

  • Ash(bark):
  • Styptic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Leaves of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Kidney Ailments, Gonorrhoea, Cough.

    The Indications of Oil of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Biliousness, Gout, Cold, Burns, Rheumatic Swellings, Wounds, Ring Worm, Scalds, Cough.

    The Indications of Bark of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Gonorrhoea, Kidney Ailments, Cough, Wound Marks.

    The Indications of Flower of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Brain Insufficiency, Cardiac Debility.

    The Indications of Seed of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Irritation of Genito-Urinary Organs, Gonorrhoea.

    The Indications of Infusion (seed) of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Cold, Spermatorrhoea, Diarrhoea, Cough, Gonorrhoea, Urinary Irritation.

    The Indication of Ash(bark) of Linum usitatissimum Linn is Wounds.

    The Contra Indications of Mucilage of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Cough, Cold.

    The Contra Indications of Poultice of Linum usitatissimum Linn are Rheumatic Swellings, Gout.


    The Temperament of Linum usitatissimum Linn is 1st order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    DAWA-E-TAKOREHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LAOOQ MO TADILHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MARHAM DAKHLIYOONHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Linum usitatissimum Linn is used in the preparation of Hab Maghz Badam, Laooq Zequn-Nafs, Laooq Katan, Ma'jun Mobahee Antaki, Marham Basiliqun, Marham Dakhliyun, Qairooti Bazrul Katan, Safuf Muqliyasa, Sherbet Sadar, Zimad Kibrit compounds.


    Whole Herb5.000g - 12.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Linum usitatissimum Linn. Annual, 0.6-1.2 m high; stem solitary or few, corymbosely branched; branches ascending towards the apex. Leaves upto 3.8 cm long, linear-lanceolate, attenuated at both ends, acute at the apex. Flowers about 2.5 cm across, in corymbose panicles. Sepals:the 2 outer elliptic, acuminate, with entire membranous margins, the 3 inner broader, acuminate, with ciliate margins, all strongly 3-nerved, the middle nerve alone reaching the apex. Petals blue, slightly crenate. Capsules mucronate. Seeds compressed, ellipsoid, smooth, dark brown, shining

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Asia, Europe.
    Taste: Mucilagenous,Bad


    No information regarding Linum usitatissimum Linn's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Linum usitatissimum Linn's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Linum usitatissimum Linn's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    May cause loss of appetite,debility in the overall digestive funtions and to organs.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Linum usitatissimum Linn. (work in progress)