Flax seeds, a source of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber, instantly transform your kitchen into an herbal apothecary. They contain a high percentage of mucilage, best for helping with dryness. Dry coughs, sore irritated throats, dry skin, gastritis, and constipation are all times when extra flax seeds are beneficial.
But do you think of flax as a plant? I really didn’t until I received flax seeds in the herbal garden seed starter set I ordered from Mountain Rose Herbs. They looked identical to what I buy in supermarkets, but never thought of as seeds to plant. I did plant them, though, and they grew into these lovely tall, but delicate stalks with lavender flowers. I still lean toward convenience and used ground flax meal for this cobbler. Truly, though, it is best to grind flax from the seeds just prior to using to maximize their freshness.