Flaxseed comes from a herbaceous plant mainly grown for its textile fibers and oilseeds.
Flax is one of the first cultivated species, and the oldest fiber in the world. The first specimen found in a cave in Georgia is 36,000 years old! The Phoenician navigators introduced them to Europe and from then on plantations flourished until their peak in the 17th century and the beginning of cotton imports.
Flax as a textile material appears in many folk tales (the Grimm brothers).
Flax has multiple uses thanks to its calorific qualities, absorbent, its density (papers, litters, oils, energy, nutrients, ...).