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Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)is a perennial plant native to western North America. The seeds of western blue flax are edible cooked. They have a pleasant nutty taste and are very nutritious.<br />
It is said to be soothing and softening to irritated membranes. The ground seed mixed with boiling water to make a thick mush is used for poultices. A poultice can be used on old sores, boils, inflammations, skin ulcers, wounds, and tumors.<br />
Various native peoples used flax for cordage and string, as well as for mats, snowshoes, fishing nets and baskets. Flax is also grown for the linen fibers which are obtained from the stems.
Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)is a perennial plant native to western North America. The seeds of western blue flax are edible cooked. They have a pleasant nutty taste and are very nutritious.
It is said to be soothing and softening to irritated membranes. The ground seed mixed with boiling water to make a thick mush is used for poultices. A poultice can be used on old sores, boils, inflammations, skin ulcers, wounds, and tumors.
Various native peoples used flax for cordage and...
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