Psyllium Seed is used for chronic constipation and to ease anal fissures, hemorrhoids, and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Blonde psyllium, and isphagula.
Whole Seed without the husk.
Laxative, demulcent, and antidiarrheal
Ground seed always taken with at least 1 full glass of water.
Topical Uses / Applications:
Not used in cooking.
Ascorbic acid, aucubin, beta-carotene, beta-sitosterol, calcium, chromium, cobalt, fiber, linoleic acid, magnesium, manganese, mucilage, niacin, oleic acid, oxalic acid, phosphorous, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, sodium, stigmasterol, thiamine, tin, zinc.
Psyllium should not be used in combination with stimulant laxatives. Do not use Psyllium if you have esophageal stenosis, abnormal intestinal narrowing or bowel obstruction due to the bulk forming effect. Be aware of blood sugar levels if you are diabetic since insulin may need to be reduced. Avoid if there is iron-deficiency anemia, osteoporosis, or chronic mineral malnutrition. Since Psyllium may reduce the absorption of other drugs, it is recommended that one take medications at least one hour before Psyllium.
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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