Psyllium Seed

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Botanical Name: Plantago ovata
Origin: India
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Psyllium is a member of the Plantaginaceae family native to India and Iran. This small herbaceous annual is now grown throughout the Mediterranean, western Asia, and the southwestern United States. Plantago ovata is typically used for its mucilaginous qualities. The seed is odorless and flavorless and can be incorporated into baked goods and other culinary dishes. Our psyllium seed does not contain husk and can be used as an emollient topically.

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.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.