Psyllium has been used in traditional European herbalism for centuries. The seed is tasteless and odorless and can be added to most foods. Psyllium powder is ground from organic Plantago ovata seeds, without the husks. The powder can be employed for its mucilaginous and emollient properties. Psyllium seed powder is commonly used in cosmetics and culinary recipes as a thickening stabilizer.
Also called Indian psyllium and blonde psyllium, the plant belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. 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 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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