Psyllium Seed Powder, Organic, 1/2 lb.(PSP-2)
Psyllium seed powder has been called a “colon broom” in reference to it's ability to scrub the colon. Psyllium seed powder is the seed ground without the husks, which is thought to be easier on the digestive tract than the psyllium husk powder.
Rich in fiber and nutrients that help support a balanced and efficient digestive system, Psyllium Seed is often used in fiber mixes as a mild laxative, and to help soothe the gastrointestinal tract.
Common Name: Psyllium
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.
- 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
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.
Debbie Osborne's Animal Deworming Recipe
Debbie Osborne told me of a natural parasitic that she uses with both her goats and horses.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1 cup dry Mustard seed powder
- 2 cups Thyme leaf cut
- 2 cups Wormwood herb cut*
- 1 cup Black Walnut hull powder*
- 2 cups Sage leaf
- 1 cup Garlic minced
- 2 cups Rosemary leaf cut
- 1/2 cup Cloves whole
- 1 cup Psyllium seed powder
- 2 cups Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)*
She says, “As a rule of thumb, I use 1 cup of the powdered herbs to 2 cups of the cut herbs, except for the Cloves and the D.E.” The most crucial ingredients in the recipe are marked by an asterisk (*).
HOW TO USE IT...
Sprinkle the mixture on their feed in the morning and evening for 7 days straight. A mature goat gets about 1 tablespoon in the morning and evening. A mature pony gets about 1/4 cup in the morning and evening. A mature horse gets about 3/4 cup in the morning and evening. Use slightly smaller amounts for offspring.
"Just a quick message to say that I love your site and your products. I am a naturopathic vet in training and read your animal worming recipe with interest (it is very similar to one I use myself) but thought that you might add a note for horse owners. Black walnut hulls can contain a fungus which is deadly to horses, so it isn't always advisable to feed it to them, or pasture them under black walnut trees for that matter. If the infection is caught early enough it is sometimes treatable, sometimes not.
"It should be noted that black walnut does not always contain this fungus. It just depends and there is no good way to tell if it does or doesn't. Everything else in the recipe is perfectly safe for horses. The dangers of the fungus apply ONLY to horses. The recipe in its enitirety is perfectly safe for other animals. Thanks so much for all your great work." -Anna
Weight Loss Smoothie Fiber Mix
Need more energy to sustain yourself through these activity filled days of summer? Here is our recipe for a Weight Loss Smoothie Fiber Mix to help you do just that.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 2 tablespoons Flax Seed
- 3 tablespoons Chia Seed
- 2 tablespoons Butcher's Broom Root Powder
- 3 tablespoons Eleuthero Root Powder
- 3 tablespoons Psyllium Seed Powder
- 1 tablespoon Ginger Root Powder
- 1 tablespoon Ginkgo Powder
HOW TO MAKE IT...
- Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar.
- Add a tablespoon or two of this fiber mix to your blender and take your smoothie from nutritious, to a superfood meal.