Flaxseed oil is edible and can be consumed raw, but is not recommended for frying. Some of its benefits: -Flaxseed oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ω-3) and linoleic acid (ω-6) and as a source of those essential fatty acids it can increase energy levels of the body and reduce fatigue. -It is used to prevent vascular and brain disorders, conditions of the retina, especially in infants, and hormonal imbalances that are related to essential fatty acid deficiency. -Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the elasticity of the cellular membrane of all the body cells. They protect against abnormal blood clotting and have anti-inflammatory action. -Increased Omega-3 fatty acid levels in the diet increase the flexibility of red blood cells to pass through the capillaries and blood vessels and reduce clots. -Studies show that flaxseed oil, when administered to animals exposed to toxic chemicals, prevents any abnormalities in their development. -It reduces skin sensitivity and roughness, increases moisture levels and makes the complexion smoother. -It has rich antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity and high content of vitamin E and carotenoids.