Linseed Oil is also known as flaxseed oil, is made from the seeds of the flax plant. The oil contains substances which promote good health. The abundant omega-3 fatty acids in linseed oil have been shown to contribute to healthy hair growth(in fact, low levels of these acids may cause dry and lacklustre locks). Hair problems exacerbated by psoriasis or eczema of the scalp may respond to the skin-revitalizing and anti-inflammatory actions of linseed oil as well. Similarly, the oil`s EFAs work to nourish dry or brittle nails, stopping them from cracking or splitting.