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What is Psyllium Fiber?
Psyllium is made from the husk of the seed of the plantago ovata crop, and has been long used as a supplemental source of dietary fiber. The plantago ovata crop, also known as desert Indian wheat and blond plantain, is a shrub-like herb native to the Mediterranean. Psyllium is a soluble and insoluble prebiotic fiber commonly found in powder form to be added to liquids or in dietary capsules for a concentrated dose. Best known for its ability to provide digestive support and a gentle laxative action, it is also linked to heart health and helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported psyllium as a source of mucilaginous fiber back in 1988, and the World Health Organization (WHO) published monographs of the plantago seed in 1999. It is officially included in the national pharmacopoeias of Germany, Great Britain, France and the USA; and has been used in traditional remedies in India, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey and beyond since ancient times.
What is Psyllium Husk Powder Used For?
Psyllium husk powder is primarily used as a dietary fiber supplement to be added to water, smoothies, juices and baked goods. It is known for its gentle laxative action and ability to soothe and support the entire gastrointestinal tract. Traditionally, it was used as a digestive stimulant to help alleviate a range of gastrointestinal issues.