Linum usitatissimum L. and its chemical constituents and biological activities Linum usitatissimum L.'ni̇n ki̇myasal bi̇leşi̇ kleri̇ ve bi̇yoloji̇k akti̇vi̇teleri̇

KONUKLUGİL B. , Bahadir Ö.

Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.33, no.1, pp.63-84, 2004 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-84
  • Keywords: Flax seed, Lignans, Linum usitatissimum, Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside


Linum usitatissimum L. has been gaining popularity, due to the repots on its health benefits and disease preventive properties. Flax seed is known contains a variety of constituents, especially is a rich source of lignans which are considered as the biologically active subtance responsible for the beneficial effect in humans. In this review, the chemical constituents and biological activities of L.usitatissimum has been summarized.