Bactericidal, antifungal and hypoallergenic properties of flaxseed products.
The art of spinning yarn from flax has been known for more than a thousand years, and until now, linen fabrics do not lose their relevance in everyday life, fashion, and production. The unique properties of flaxseed fibers make their fabrics not only pleasant and durable, but also healthy.
Flax fiber has bactericidal properties. This means that the pathogenic microflora dies when it comes into contact with linen. Silica (silicon dioxide) contained in flax inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause fermentation and rot. Regular sleep on linen or wearing clothes made of linen accelerates the healing of wounds and pimples, sunburns, and wounds in linen bandages heal faster. Flax can be ironed with a hot iron and boiled, which allows for maximum sterilization of the fabric.
The antifungal properties of flax help it treat fungal diseases. Therefore, flax fiber shoe insoles are used to combat the unpleasant odor of sweat. A similar effect gets your whole body while sleeping on linen from linen.
Unpainted linen fabrics are hypoallergenic. There are known cases of allergies to synthetic fabrics, wool, silk, and linen – not fixed. In addition, when grown, flax is far less processed by chemicals than cotton. The high strength of flax fibers does not require manufacturers to use fabric improvers, to protect it from shrinkage. Advice for allergy sufferers and atmatics – choose linen that is easily creased and hard to iron – they do not have a chemical treatment for creasing.
Being a natural material, linen fabric perfectly “breathes”, i.e. passes air, steam. Flax provides optimal skin ventilation, helps us regulate heat – when it comes into contact with skin, it warms in the winter and removes heat in the summer, lowering body temperature. Hygroscopicity, or the ability to absorb and evaporate moisture, is higher in flax than in cotton (12 and 8%, respectively). This quality is important not only for our summer clothes, but also for bedding and kitchen towels at any time of the year.
Flax is not electrified. This means that your hairstyle will always look neat if you wear linen shirts or sleep on pillowcases made from linen – there are no more “dandelions” on the head in the morning or lacking volume, “sticking” hair. In addition, minimal electrification ensures cleanliness of the fabric: it gets dirty less and slower, does not collect fibers of a different color and dust.
How to use the beneficial properties of flax to the maximum?
Wear linen clothes. In the summer heat, linen dresses and shirts are a real find. Flax removes moisture and heat well, therefore, according to the sensations, the body temperature in linen clothes is 4–5 ° C lower than in cotton. White flax protects the body from UV radiation and the entire spectrum of sunlight, protecting the body from wilting and early aging.
Sleep on linen from linen. If you have problematic skin, dermatological diseases, or if you just sat out in the sun, sheets, pillowcases and a duvet cover made from unbleached linen will relieve itching and will help relieve skin irritation while you sleep. Linen sheets are recommended for use by bedsore patients, since flax provides the ventilation they need, the healing of bedsores, and increase the growth of fresh epithelium.
Hanging linen curtains. In addition to the ecological cleanliness of the interior, unbleached linen curtains will help to create a stylish decor in the house, they will gently scatter light, and will not be electrified. You will feel the bactericidal properties of linen fabrics, even if you hang them in the form of curtains in the bedroom, nursery, in the kitchen to maintain favorable microflora. Linen curtains will become your “natural conditioner” – in the winter they will help to keep warm, in the summer they will protect from street heat. Draperies will be easy to wear and require replacement no earlier than a few decades.
Include linen items in your wardrobe, put them in your bedroom, and you will not regret your choice. After all, there is nothing more expensive than your excellent health and the health of your family.