Latin name: (Genus) Plantago; (Species) P. ovata.
Effective in increasing dietary fibre and lowering cholesterol, and often used as a natural laxative, Psyllium is produced commercially in Europe, Asia, India and Pakistan.
Psyllium has long been recognized as being effective in increasing fibre intake due to its high fibre count compared with other grains. Psyllium has about 14 times as much fibre, by volume, as oat bran, which is also a good source of fibre.
In Ayurvedic medicine Psyllium is recommended as a colon cleanser and for improving blood circulation.
Psyllium is also favoured in the treatment of constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, diverticulitis and diarrhoea.
Directions for use: Stir Earthfare Organic Psyllium Husks or Earthfare Standard Psyllium Husks into a glass of milk, water or juice, or whiz up in a smoothie.
For further information on the properties and use of Psyllium we suggest you consult a herbal or medical practitioner.