The mucilage of the seeds soaked in water is used for coating pills.
An annual herb ,about 60cm tall ,found at the foot of hills and is slightly dry areas.It is also cultivated by the local Indian farmers for oil production.
Linseed oil is used as a drying agent in paints and varnishes.
Method of processing :
The matured flat seeds are collected around August.However the flowering and fruiting of the plant may slightly vary from place to place.
After proper collection,they are dried in a clean location.