PSYLLIUM (Plantago Psyllium, P. ovate, Psyllium ovate) aka - Fleaseed, Fleawort
Psyllium is a hydrophilic bulking agent, which means that it increases several times in size when combined with water. Psyllium, when taken internally, is an excellent remedy for many problems of the digestive system. If used over an extended period of time, it can help prevent toxins in the bloodstream by removing them. It also works as a lubricant on the intestinal tract and helps with diarrhea. Psyllium is a useful treatment for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Psyllium may help sooth, and heal the colon; and it is a safe alternative to drug therapy for chronic constipation when used properly. The expansion of Psyllium in the intestines helps increase the peristaltic activity of the bowel, which bulks up stool and promotes bowel movements. For this reason, it is important to drink plenty of water when taking Psyllium. Research has also found Psyllium to be beneficial for lowering cholesterol and for strengthening the heart. Not only does Psyllium (taken before meals) reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides levels, it also increases the levels of good cholesterol.
- Primary Uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Psyllium can provide relief for: • High Cholesterol • Colon Issues • Constipation • Diverticulitis • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)