Botanical Source: Linum Usitatissmum L
Part Used: Seeds
Appearance: Yellow-Brown fine powder
Specification: Lignans(as SDG) 20%,40%
Lignans are one of the two major classes of phytoestrogens; the other class is the isoflavones. Plant lignans are polyphenolic substances derived from phenylalanine via the dimerization of substituted cinnamic alcohols. Mammalian lignans are lignans derived from plant lignans. For example, following ingestion, SDG is converted to the aglycone secoisolariciresinol, which is then metabolized to the mammalian lignans enterolactone and enterodiol.
1: anti-cancer effect.
2: to reduce premenstrual syndrome.
3: to prevent osteoporosis.
4: to lower cholesterol.