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Psyllium Seed - Organic/Kosher

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Psyllium (Plantago ovata) Seed Profile

Also known as

Also known as- Plantago ovata, Plantago psyllium, blonde psyllium, and isphagula.

Introduction

Psyllium is a low-growing herb native to India, Iran, and Pakistan. It is in the same family as the common Plantain and seed is best used and absorbed without the husk. The variety offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is without the husk and husks may be ordered separately.

Constituents

Ascorbic acid, aucubin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, calcium, chromium, cobalt, fiber, linoleic acid, magnesium, manganese, mucilage, niacin, oleic acid, oxalic acid, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, sodium, stigmasterol, thiamine, tin, zinc. The seed has less fiber than the husk but a wide range of nutrients the husks do not.

Parts Used

Whole Seed without husk.

Typical Preparations

Ground seed always taken with at least 1 full glass of water. If not grinding, soak in warm water for 2 to 6 hours before use. May also be taken as an extract and sometimes as a capsule. Because of its neutral flavor it may be added to most food dishes.

Precautions

Never take both psyllium and a stimulant laxative (senna, rhubarb, buckthorn, cascara sagrada, frangula, or an over-the-counter stimulant laxative such as Ex-Lax). The fibers in psyllium interfere with absorption of nutrients (especially vitamin B12) and medications, so take psyllium at least 2 hours before or after eating or taking supplements or medications. For occasional use only as it is a bulk forming laxative and it should be taken with adequate fluids.

Origin - India

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