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PSYLLIUM (Indian Plantago)
Plantago ovata

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Obesity, high cholesterin levels, constipation, appetite reducing, mild Laxative ...

Description

Composition :
100% Plantago ovata testa - 450 mg

Part used :
Seed husks

Psyllium (Plantago ovata), aka Blond Psyllum, Desert Indianweed, Ispagol or Englishman’s Foot, is a plant in the genus Plantago, in the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae), native to western Asia and southern Asia. Today Psyllium also grows wild in the southwestern United States. In Pakistan and India, the seeds of the plant are cultivated for use as a food and for medicinal purposes. Psyllum is a annual, herbaceous plant which grows only 5 – 10 cm (2-4in) tall, with narrow, linear leaves of 2 - 10 cm (0.75-4in) length.

The seed husks are used as a dietary fiber (milled seed mucilage is a white fibrous material that binds to water, increasing tenfold in volume) which is not absorbed by the small intestine. The purely mechanical action of psyllium mucilage absorbs excess water while stimulating normal bowel elimination. Although its main use has been as a laxative, it is more appropriately termed a true dietary fiber, and as such can help reduce the symptoms of both constipation and mild diarrhea. The laxative properties of Psyllium husk are attributed to the fiber absorbing water and subsequently softening the stool, which helps reducing inflammatory processes in the colon. Unlike chemical laxatives, however, Psyllium is easily tolerated and not addictive.

Psyllium seed husks may soothe chronic conditions like Morbus Crohn (inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract) and Colitis ulcerosa (ulcer of the colon; not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome) by protecting the lining of the digestive tract. The increase in volume of Psyllium husks is also a useful property in weight loss programs (feeling of hunger is reduced due to ‘full’ stomach).

Psyllium seed husks help to promote growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract and clean the intestines from putrefactive agents and gases (including cancerogenic substances like Indol, Skatol, Phenol); they also bind to fecal gallic acid, which results in a reduction of cholesterin levels.

Note: Drink large amounts of water to promote the volume increase of the seed husks. If dealing with a very serious constipation, combine Psyllium husk with Aloe (capsules).

Dosage

Take 3-6 capsules daily, with a large amount of water (to promote volume increase of the Psyllium husks).

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