Psyllium Seed Powder, Organic

Herbs: Psyllium Seed - Powder, Organically Grown

Common Name: Psyllium
Latin Name: Plantago psyllium
Origin: India

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

Psyllium seed powder has been called a “colon broom” because it scrubs the colon. It creates bulk and pulls putrefactive toxins from the sides of the intestines and colon. Drink plenty of water with it because it expands. Also take enemas or a good herbal laxative to help move the fecal matter and all of the psyllium seed powder out of the colon.

  • Acts as an intestinal lubricant.
  • Comes in bulk, stir in juice, or take capsules with plenty of water (at least 8 oz).

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Psyllium seed powder is the most popular mucilaginous herb in use today. Its hulls are well known as bulk laxatives.

The written history of the medicinal use of psyllium seed powder is surprisingly sketchy. More references refer to its use as a food or cattle fodder than as medicinal herb. All references agree, however, on its medicinal use as a bulk laxative.

In India, psyllium seed powder is used as a diuretic, and in China, related species are used to treat bloody urine, coughing and high blood pressure.

Psyllium seed powder is a bulk laxative that increases the volume of the intestinal contents. This stretching action on the wall of the intestine encourages peristaltic activity in the bowel. The indigestible mucilage (active principle) is found both in the whole seed and the husk and swells when it comes in contact with water. The husks are most often employed since the seed germ contains oils and tannins which are undesirable in bulk laxatives preparations.

Contains mucilaginous compounds that give bulk to the stool, absorb toxins, soothe inflamed tissues, and promote the growth of friendly colonic bacteria.

Psyllium seeds are high or very high on the following nutrients:

  • Dietary Fiber
  • Zinc

  • From Our Reading and/or Experience...

    • Psyllium seed is THE herb for any issues related to the colon. However, the list of the beneficial effects that it has on the whole body is quite something else.
    • It is best if ingested as is or stirred into any liquid of your choice, rather than making it into a tea or tincture. Our favorite way to use it is in capsules. By the way, a little goes a long way.
    • Remember to drink lots of water/liquids while using it. This is very important.
    • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
    • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
    • As is the case with most herbs, Psyllium seed should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

    Customer Reviews

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    ratio of herbs
    by Jana on Feb 17, 2014

    I wanted to have an idea of how much flax seed, chia seed, and phsyllium seed are in the resolution fiber mix? I wanted to start a colon cleanse and the resolution fiber is not in stock. I have most of the ingredients to make my own, I just didn't know how much of each item is needed for the mix. I didn't want too much of one thing in there.

      Re: ratio of herbs
      by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 18, 2014

      Hello, Unfortunately we cannot give out a recipe for a product that we carry. However, you can experiment with it yourself, it's not going to hurt to not mix the ingredients just the same as ours. Thanks!

    is psyllium as amazing as your website?
    by TJ on Jan 5, 2014

    Hello, I first wanted to comment on what a wonderful resource this website is. I have seen very few herbal suppliers with information to the same extent. Thank you very much for all of the free education that is provided. IMHO it is websites like this that stand the best chance of quickening mass public acceptance of "alternative" medicine. Bravo!

    Despite being on a specially tailored diet my intestines frequently liquidate my assets (euphemistically speaking). As such I was wondering if psyllium seeds and/or husks had any:

    a) risk of overdose when consumed daily in potentially large amounts
    b) ability to interfere with the absorption of any nutrients? (thus leading to a deficiency in the long-term if not accounted for)

    I am of course open to suggestions on any other natural products that might be more suitable &/or economical for such an application. Thank you very much for your time and have a wonderful day!

      Re: is psyllium as amazing as your website?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 13, 2014

      Hello,
      In regards to your first question, I did a little research and the only thing that I saw that may be an effect of an overdose is asthma problems. Some people who already have an asthma history may have trouble with it flaring if they overdose. Other than that I did not see any other problems, however I would recommend not trying to take the Psyllium seed powder for an extended period of time because your body may become reliant on it instead of your natural solutions. So try taking the Psyllium 1 week on and then 1 week off and see if that helps.
      Secondly, the Psyllium will not interfere with the absorption of other nutrients! No worries there. :) Thank you!

    bread?
    by Nicole Vesper on Aug 7, 2013

    Can this powder be used as a form of flour to make bread?

      Re: bread?
      by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 13, 2013

      Hello! You wouldn't want to substitute all the flour. Maybe a 1/2 cup to a cup. To substitute completely would be to much fiber. Thanks

    My cats even eat it
    by Vampy on Jun 8, 2013

    Both my husband and I have taken 1 tablespoon psyllium daily on an empty stomach. We mix it with apple juice, let it swell at least 20 minutes then drink it. It has really helped us.

    I have some long hair cats that are up there in age and I mix about 1/4 teaspoon with watered down can cat food, let it sit 20 minutes and feed it to them. They have less hair balls and constipation.

    If you have stomach problems after trying it make sure you let it swell before drinking it.

    Query :)
    by Anonymous on Apr 30, 2013

    How often would you recommend taking this, and for how long?

      Re: Query :)
      by Bulk Herb Store on May 3, 2013

      I would just take it as often as I needed it and as long as needed if taking it as a source of fiber.

    fiber while pregnant
    by Britt on Feb 10, 2013

    Hi Shoshanna!

    I know you mentioned in one of your youtube videos taking a fiber in your water while pregnant to keep things moving. Is psyllium seed safe to take while pregnant?

    I think you have it as one of the ingredients in your fiber mixes.

    Thanks!!!

      Re: fiber while pregnant
      by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 17, 2013

      From what we have read it is considered to be safe for use during pregnancy!

    Psyllium Seed Powder has helped tremendously!
    by Anonymous on Oct 23, 2012

    I have always had digestive issues all my 55 yrs. Constipation mostly. Celiac Disease diagnosed 7 yrs ago turned that into diarrhea most of the time for 5 yrs and then back to constipation. Dr's would say to use fiber. Well, I have never been able to take any because they would just bloat me and cause horrible gas. And yes, I did drink lots of water with them, to no avail. Psyllium husks were in most of the fiber mixes. I feel that the husks caused the bloating. Then I found BulkHerbStore.com! Now I use psyllium seed powder and it has made a huge difference! Thank you for offering it and also the education you provide is irreplaceable! I have read so much on your site that has been helpful! Thank you and may God bless your business!

    psyllium seed powder
    by Mary Harris on Sep 25, 2012

    I cannot find any information on how much psyllium seed powder to use per 8 ounces of liquid. Can you tell me the amount to stir into the liquid?

      Re: psyllium seed powder
      by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

      Personally I would take 1-2 tsp a day. Thank you!

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