Flax (Linum usitatissimum) also called linseed or Agasi/Akshi or Jawas/Javas or Alashi or Tisi or ousahalu – have nutritional value. It has one of the highest concentration of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids. So along with this flaxseed oil benefits are considered by many over other oils. In short Flax has Anti-Inflammatory properties, protect bone health, protects against heart disease, cancer and diabetes, helps prevent and control high blood pressure. If I am correct – Linum usitatissimum means most useful.