Liber Herbarum Minor (English)
The incomplete reference-guide to Herbal medicine







Flax, Annual flax, Common Flax, Common Yellow Flax, Cultivated Flax, Linseed, Linseed flax


Linum usitatissimum L., Linum humile Miller

Plant parts

Leaf, foliage, Oil, Oil from kernel, Placenia, Seed

Diseases & Uses


abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, Abscess, Abscesses, Ache, Aches, Aching joints, Aching muscles, Acid indigestion, Acidity, Acidity of the stomach, Acute coryza, Acute pharyngitis, Acute viral nasopharyngitis, Aids digestion, Allergic rhinitis, alleviating, Analgesic, Anodyne, Anti-abscess, Anti-bacterial, Anti-catarrhal, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-eczemic, Anti-heartburn, Anti-hemorrhoidal, Antiinflammatory, Antiphogistic, Anti-Rheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antiulcer, aperient, aphrodisiac, Arthralgia, arthritis, a sore throat, Assist healing of wounds, Backpain, Bactericidal, Bactericide, baktericidal, benificial effect on the digestion, Biliary colic, Bladder ailments, Bladder complaints, Bladder disease, Bladder diseases, bladder disorders, Bladder irritations, Bladder problems, Bladder stone, Boil, boils, Bruise, Bruises, Burn, Burns, cardiac, Cardialgia, Cardiotonic, catarrh, catarrh of the bladder, catharic, Chapped skin, chill, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths, chronic diarrhoea, Cold, Colds, Colic, common cold, constipation, contusions, convulsive state, Costive, Costiveness, Cough, cramp, Cramps, Cutaneous conditions, Cystolith, cystolithiasis, Demulcent, dermatitis, dermatological, dermatological complaints, Dermatosis, diaorrhea, Diarrhea, diarrhoea, Digestive, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, disease of the bladder, Disinfectant, dispepsia, Dyschezia, dyspepsia, Dysphonia, Dyssynergic defaecation, Eczema, emollient, enema, Enteritis, enterocolitis, eruption, Eupeptic, excema, Expectorant, Expellant of phlegm, Furuncle, Gallstone, Gastric catarrh, Gastritis, Glandular swellings, Good for digestion, good for the heart, haemorrhoids, Hair loss, have weak nerves, Hay fever, Head colds, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, heartburn, Heart restorative, heart tonic, Hemorrhoids, hepatic colic, herpes zoster, hoarse, hoarseness, Hordeolum, improves digestion, Increases sexual desire, indigestion, Infection in the urinary passages, Inflamed skin conditions, Inflammation, inflammation conditions of the pharynx, inflammation in respiratory organs, inflammation in stomach, Inflammation of bowels, inflammation of mucous membrane, inflammation of stomach, Inflammation of the larynx, inflammation of the mouth, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth, inflammation of the pharynx, inflammation of the skin, Inflammation of the throat, inflammation of the urinary passage, Inflammation of urinary system, inflammation of urinary tract, Inflammatory states of intestines, injuries, Injury, intestinal catarrh, intestinal colic, intestinal inflammation, Irritability, Irritation, laryngitis, Laxative, loss of hair, low back pain, lumbago, mild laxative, Mildly laxative, mitigating, mouth inflammation, movements of the bowel, Mucolytic agent, Mucositis, muscle pains, muscular pain, myalgia, Nechacke, Nephrocolic, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, Nervous lassitude, neurasthenia, Nicotine poisoning, Nicotinism, Pain, painful disorders, Painfull joints, pain in the joints, Pain in the muscels, pain in the throat, painkiller, pain relief, pain relieving, Pains, pain stilling, palliative, Pectoral, Peristaltic, Pharyngitis, Piles, poisonous plant poisoning, Pollenosis, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, promotes healing of wounds, prostate, Prostatitis, psoriasis, Purgative, pyrosis, Rash, Rashes, reduce inflammation, reduce risk of thrombosis, relax spasms, removes heavy metals from the body, renal colic, Rheumatic disorder, rheumatic pain, rheumatism, Rhinitis, running sore, sciatica, Sciatic neuritis, scorch, Sexually transmitted disease, shingles, skin disease, skin diseases, skin disorders, skin eruption, skin inflammations, skin rashes, Slight infections, sluggish stomach, Smallpox, snake bite, social disease, Soothing for irritating conditions, sores, Sores in the mouth, sore skin, Sore throat, Spasm, Spasmolytic, sprain, Sprains, stimulates digestion, stitch, Stomach inflammation, stomach lining inflammation, Stomatitis, Stuffy nose, sty, stye, suffering from a nervous disorder, suppurating wound, swollen glands, toothache, Traumatic injury, ulcers, Urinary bladder disease, Varíola, Venereal disease, venereal diseases, vesical calculi, Vesical calculus, Vulnerary, Warming digestive, weak nerves, wound care, Wound healing, Wound repair, wounds, wound treatment


Anti-cancer, Anti-carcinogenic, anticarcinogenig, Anticarcinomic, Anti-carciogenic, Anti-cariogenic, antineoplastic, Anti-tumor, Anti-tumor activity, cancer, Cancer preventative, Cancer-Preventive, tumor, tumor-inhibiting, Tumor inhibition, tumor-reducing, Tumour


coffee substitute, Substitute for coffee

Other uses

Animal feed, Animal fodder, magic power, magic use, Witchcraft


 acetic acid, Alanine, Alpha-linolenic-Acid, Alpha-Tocopherol, Amino acid, ammonia, Amylase, Apigenin, arginine, Arsenic, ash, Aspartic acid, Barium, Beta-carotene, Beta-Sitosterol, Cadmium, Calcium, Campesterol, Carbohydrates, Carotene, cellulose, cerotic-Acid, Ceryl-Alcohol, chlorine, Chlorogenic-Acid, Cholesterol, choline, Chromium, cobalt, Copper, cyanidin, cyanogenic glycoside, Cysteine, Daucosterol, Delphinidin, Delta-Tocopherol, D-Xylose, erucic-Acid, fat, fat oil, fatty acid, Ferulic-Acid, Ferulic-Acid-Ester, Fibres, flavonoid, Fucose, Gamma-Linolenic-Acid, Gamma-Tocopherol, Gentiobiose, glucose, Glucuronic-Acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, glycoside, Hemicellulose, Histidine, Hydrogen cyanide, iron, Isoleucine, L-Arabinose, Lead, lecithin, Leucine, Lignans, Lignin, linamarin, Linase, linin, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, linseed oil, Lipase, Lithium, Luteolin, Lysine, magnesium, malic acid, manganese, Methionine, Molybdenum, mucilage, Myristic-Acid, Niacin, Nickel, Nicotinamide, Oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids, Oleic-Acid, Oleo-resin, Palmitic acid, P-Coumaric-Acid, pectin, Pentosan, Peroxidase, phenolic acid, Phenylalanine, phosphorus, P-Hydroxy-Benzoic-Acid, Phytic-Acid, Phytin, Phytol, Polysaccharide, potassium, Proline, proteins, raffinose, resin, Riboflavin, Rubber, Serine, Silica, Silver, sodium, Squalene, starch, Stearic acid, sterol, Stigmasterol, Strontium, Sucrose, sugar, Sulfur, tannin, Thiamine, Threonine, Tin, Titanium, Tocopherol, Trans-Ferulic-Acid, triterpene, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, unsaturated fatty acids, Valine, Vanadium, Vegetable oil, Vitamin B, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Vitamin F, Vitexin, zinc

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Diseases & UsesPlant parts ↔ Preparation ↔ Use
a sore throat, Nechacke, pain in the throat, Sore throat?
abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain?
abscess, Abscesses, Anti-abscess, boils?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ Compress
Aching muscles, muscle pains, muscular pain, myalgia, Pain in the muscels?
Acid indigestion, Acidity, acidity of the stomach?
Acute pharyngitis, inflammation conditions of the pharynx, inflammation of the pharynx, Inflammation of the throat, Pharyngitis?
Allergic rhinitis, Rhinitis, hayfever, Pollenosis, Stuffy nose?
alleviating, Demulcent, mitigating, palliative?
analgesic, Pain, Ache, Aches, Anodyne, painful disorders, painkiller, pain relief, pain-relieving, Pains, pain stilling?
Animal fodder, Animal feedPlacenia ↔ ? ↔ ?
Anti-carcinogenic, anticarcinogenig, Anticarcinomic, antineoplastic, Anti-tumor, Anti-tumor activity, tumor-inhibiting, Tumor inhibition, tumor-reducing?
Anti-catarrhal, catarrh, inflammation of mucous membrane, Mucositis?
Antiinflammatory, Antiphogistic, reduce inflammation?
Antiseptic, Bactericide, disinfectant, Anti-bacterial, Bactericidal, baktericidal?
Antispasmodic, cramp, spasm, convulsive state, cramps, relax spasms, Spasmolytic?
Antiulcer, ulcers?
Aphrodisiac, Increases sexual desireSeed ↔ ? ↔ ?
arthralgia, Aching joints, Painfull joints, pain in the joints?
backpain, low back pain, lumbago?
biliary colic, hepatic colic?
Bladder diseases, disease of the bladder, Bladder ailments, Bladder complaints, Bladder disease, bladder disorders, Bladder problems, Urinary bladder disease?
Bladder irritations?
bladder stone, Cystolith, cystolithiasis, vesical calculi, Vesical calculus?
Boil, furuncle?
Bruise, injury, bruises, contusions, injuries?
Burn, burns?
burn, Burns, scorch?
Burn, burns?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
cancer, Anti-cancer, Anti-carciogenic, Anti-cariogenic?
Cancer preventative, Cancer-Preventive?
cardiac, Cardiotonic, good for the heart, Heart restorative, heart tonic?
catarrh of the bladder?
Chapped skinOil from kernel ↔ ? ↔ ?
chronic diarrhoea?
coffee substitute, Substitute for coffee?
common cold, Acute coryza, Acute viral nasopharyngitis, chill, cold, colds, Head colds?
constipation, Costive, Costiveness, Dyschezia, Dyssynergic defaecation?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
dermatitis, Inflamed skin conditions, inflammation of the skin, skin inflammations, sore skin?
diarrhea, Anti-diarrheic, Anti-diarrhoeal, diaorrhea, diarrhoea?
dyspepsia, Aids digestion, benificial effect on the digestion, Digestive, digestive trouble, Digestive weakness, dispepsia, Eupeptic, Good for digestion, improves digestion, indigestion, Poor digestion, Promotes digestion, stimulates digestion, Warming digestive?
Dysphonia, hoarse, hoarseness?
eczema, rash, Rashes, Anti-eczemic, eruption, excema, skin eruption, skin rashes?
Oil from kernel ↔ ? ↔ ?
enteritis, enterocolitis, intestinal catarrh?
gallstone, Cholelithiasis, Choleliths?
Gastric catarrh, Gastritis?
Gastritis, inflammation in stomach, inflammation of stomach, Stomach inflammation?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
Glandular swellings, swollen glandsSeed ↔ ? ↔ Compress
hair loss, loss of hair?
heartburn, Acid indigestion, Anti-heartburn, Cardialgia, pyrosis?
hemorrhoids, Anti-hemorrhoidal, haemorrhoids, Piles?
herpes zoster, shingles?
Oil from kernel ↔ ? ↔ ?
Infection in the urinary passages, inflammation of the urinary passage, Inflammation of urinary system, inflammation of urinary tract?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
inflammation, Antiinflammatory?
inflammation in respiratory organs?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
Inflammation of bowels, Inflammatory states of intestines, intestinal inflammation?
inflammation of the mouth, mouth inflammation, Sores in the mouth?
inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth, Stomatitis?
intestinal colic?
Irritability, Irritation, Soothing for irritating conditions?
laryngitis, Inflammation of the larynx?
laxative, aperient, catharic, movements of the bowel, purgative?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
mild laxative, Mildly laxative?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
Mucolytic agent, expectorant, Expellant of phlegm?
Nephrocolic, renal colic?
Nicotine poisoning, Nicotinism?
PeristalticSeed ↔ ? ↔ ?
poisonous plant poisoning?
prostate, Prostatitis?
reduce risk of thrombosisOil ↔ ? ↔ ?
removes heavy metals from the bodyOil ↔ ? ↔ ?
rheumatic pain?
rheumatism, Anti-Rheumatic, arthritis, Rheumatic disorder?
running sore, suppurating wound?
sciatica, Sciatic neuritis?
Sexually transmitted disease, social disease, venereal disease, venereal diseases?
skin diseases, Cutaneous conditions, dermatological, dermatological complaints, Dermatosis, skin disease, skin disorders?
Slight infections?
sluggish stomach?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
Smallpox, Varíola?
sprain, Sprains?
stomach lining inflammation?
stye, Hordeolum, sty?
tumor, Tumour?
weak nerves, have weak nerves, Nervine, Nervous atony, Nervous debility, Nervous lassitude, neurasthenia, suffering from a nervous disorder?
witchcraft, magic power, magic use?
Seed ↔ ? ↔ ?
wound healing, Assist healing of wounds, healing, healing cuts, heal wounds, promotes healing of wounds, Vulnerary, Wound repair?
wounds, sores, Traumatic injury, wound care, wound treatmentSeed ↔ ? ↔ Compress
Source: LiberHerbarum/Pn0094

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