Psyllium Husk (Plantago ovata)

Psyllium is a robust and powerful herb used to treat constipation as it increases the bulk in the stool to help cause movement in the intestines.

Psyllium absorbs water to expand in size to create a gentle “sweeping” and cleansing benefit as it moves through the digestive tract.

Psyllium is also used with a proper diet to treat high cholesterol. It is important to drink lots of water with Psyllium. It aids in weight loss, lowers blood sugar levels, treats IBS and used to prevent colon cancer.

As with all herbs, a nutritious diet with lots of fiber, fruits, vegetables, wise portions of nuts and seeds and plenty of water, while reducing the quantity of meat/dairy/refined sugars and excessive carbohydrates will increase the effectiveness of Psyllium husk.