OTHER NAME : Psyllium Husk / Ispaghula / Isabgol/ / سيلليو / بِزْرُ القَطُّونا
PLANT FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Plantago Ovata
SYNONYMS: Plantago indica L., Plantago afra L., Plantago asiatica
Psyllium seed husk are indigestible and are a source of soluble dietary fiber. They are used to relieve constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and diarrhea. They are also used as a regular dietary supplement to improve and maintain regular GI transit.
Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It sometimes goes by the name ispaghula. It’s most commonly known as a laxative. Psyllium can absorb water and become a thick, viscous compound that resists digestion in the small intestine.