It seems that the process of lignin digestion with a strong antioxidant effect has an anticarcinogenic effect. Its composition is similar to estrogens. By adhering to estrogen receptors, it prevents the growth of breast cancer. It is likely that lignin also has a positive effect on women suffering from ovarian dysfunction.Nowadays, linseed is used as a fine laxative in chronic constipation and to soothe irritable bowels, diverticulitis, stomach disease and intestinal catarrh. It is also used to eliminate the consequences of abuse or overuse of laxatives.