Native to India and Iran, Plantago ovata also grows throughout the Mediterranean, western Asia, and the southwestern United States. The herb is cultivated for its beneficial, demulcent properties. Psyllium husks are the outer layer of the seeds and are commonly added as an ingredient to breakfast cereals. Psyllium husk has a neutral flavor and can be used as a thickener, incorporated into culinary dishes, or applied topically in skincare formulas.
Also called Indian psyllium and blonde psyllium, the plant belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. As a tea. The ground or whole husk must always be taken with at least 1 full glass of water. May also be taken as an extract or capsule form though rare. Because of its rather neutral flavor it may be added to most food dishes.
Precautions Take with at least 250 mL (8 oz.) of water. Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing. Other drugs should be taken one hour prior to consumption of psyllium or several hours after consumption, as psyllium may reduce the absorption of certain drugs due to the mucilage content and the increased speed of passage through the intestines. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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