Psyllium Husk

What is Psyllium Husk?

Psyllium husk also referred to as Psyllium seed husks or ispaghula or simply as Psyllium are portions of the seeds of the plant Plantago. [1]

How is Psyllium Husk Used in Food?

Psyllium husks are used to relieve constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, and diarrhea. They are used as a regular dietary supplement to improve and maintain regular GI transit. Some recent research is also showing them to be promising in lowering cholesterol and controlling diabetes. [1]