Camelina sativa, or camelina as it is known, is an annual plant that grows about 50 cm high. Today, it has almost disappeared from Swedish territories. But we know that it existed here as a cultivated plant, i.e. it was grown (the species name sativa means cultivated) and used by humans, during the Bronze Age, and that it spread across Southern and central Scandinavia and Southern Finland1

We also know that Bronze Age people used camelina as a medicine to treat everything from wounds and burns to eye infections and gastritis2. But above all that, just as we at Camelina of Sweden do today, it was grown to be pressed into oil for use in the preparation of food.


2. Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, Study of Autochthon Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz in Slovenia

We are a small family business with farming as our main occupation. This does not stop us from having a very high level of ambition when it comes to finding credible studies / references about the different uses for our camelina, however data and research findings change and are updated constantly. If you have questions about a reference, please do not hesitate to contact us.