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PSYLLIUM
(Plantago ovata)

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PSYLLIUM (Plantago ovata)

Psyllium

DESCRIPTION: Psyllium is part of the same family as the plantain but the seeds are best used for medicinal purposes. It’s a low-growing herb native to India, Iran, and Pakistan.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS: For use to treat cholesterol, constipation and as an aid in diet or weight loss. Used as a natural laxative.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS: Safe to use as a laxative alone. Do not mix this with stimulant laxatives at the same time. Allow two hours between taking psyllium and other medications or supplements. Take with 1 full glass of water. Generally safe but gas or stomach cramping may occur

PARTS USED: Seeds and Seed Husks

GENERAL USAGE: Anodyne, Antitussive, Appetite Depressant, Astringent, Demulcent, Laxative

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