Message Number: YG368 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-02-28 01:47:00 UTC
Subject: Flax Seed Oil

Do not forget that flax seed oil is not without its own cautions, the
same as anything else. The following information is from the
_Physicians' Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines, second edition_ .
Take into account that it is in reference to human use so there could
well be differences for ferrets. There is discussion of possible
toxic aspect of cyanogenic glycosides if it is taken in large AND
regular doses. Large quantities can lead to can lead to dehydration
due to its laxative effect. It is considered to be counter-indicated
when the following problems exist: intestinal obstruction, stricture
of the esophagus or lower in the GI tract, or acute inflammatory
illnesses of the GI tract.