This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
A fixed oil, expressed from linseed.
Properties : Linseed oil occurs as a yellowish, oily liquid, having a peculiar odor and a bland taste. It is soluble in absolute alcohol, but practically insoluble in water.
Dosage: 30 c.c. or 1 fluidounce.
Action and Uses: Linseed oil has the properties of other bland oils, but is seldom administered internally. For pharmaceutical purposes it is used in the making of lime liniment, and of soft soap.