Psyllium Seed Powder, Organic, 1/2 lb.

(PSP-2)
Plantago ovata  |  Origin: India
$8.75
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USDA Organic

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
  • 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.
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