INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Psyllium Seed Husks

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Plantago ovata, Blond plantain, Blond psyllium, Desert indian wheat, Ispaghul, Ispaghul plantain 

Psyllium is a group of plants cultivated for their seeds, which are a source of mucilage.  Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance produced by nearly all plants, and it plays a role in the storage of water and food, seed germination, and thickening membranes.


Psyllium seed husks are used in health supplements as a source of dietary fiber to ease symptoms of both constipation and diarrhea.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the European Medicines Agency public summary for Plantaginis ovatae seminis tegumentum, the MedlinePlus entry for psyllium, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for psyllium, or the Examine.com entry for psyllium for more information.