Linseed Oil

(BAN, USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Aceite de Linaza; Flaxseed Oil; Huile de Lin; Leinöl; Lenolaj; Lin, huile de; Linaza, aceite de; Lini oleum; Linolja; Lněný olej; Oleum Lini; Pellavaöljy; Se˙menu aliejus.
ATC — A06AC05.
ATC Vet — QA06AC0 5.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Linseed Oil, Virgin). The oil obtained by cold expression from ripe seeds of Linum usitatissimum. A suitable antoxidant may be added. A clear, yellow or brownish-yellow liquid. It turns dark and gradually thickens on exposure to air. When cooled, it becomes a soft mass at about −20°. Relative density about 0.931. Very slightly soluble in alcohol; miscible with petroleum spirit. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Linseed oil is used in veterinary medicine as a purgative for horses and cattle. In man, linseed oil is included in topical preparations for a variety of skin disorders. It has been tried as a vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids. Boiled linseed oil (‘boiled oil’) is linseed oil heated with litharge, manganese resinate, or other driers, to a temperature of about 150° so that metallic salts of the fatty acids are formed and cause the oil to dry more rapidly. It must not be used for medicinal purposes.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Chile: Linna-Oil; Mex.: Omelina. Multi-ingredient: Austria: Dermowund; Canad.: Prostate Ease; India: Buta-Proxyvon; Duoflam Gel; Nicip Super; Nimulid Nugel; Rus.: Dicloran Plus (Диклоран Плюс); Switz.: Epithelial†; Malvedrin; UK: Nine Rubbing Oils.
Published May 08, 2019.