Its modern uses include:
- Animal feeds
- Caulking compounds
- Leather treatment
- Polishes, varnishes and oil paints
- Animal care products
- Wood preservation
(Please update with the period uses if you know them.)
The linoleic acid in linseed oil is used as a dietary supplement.
Safety Note: Rags soaked in linseed oil can self-ignite if stored in a confined space. They should be washed with water and disposed of carefully.