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Pysllium Seed
The plant is native to Iran and North Western India. The stalks contain tiny seeds that are covered by husks, which are the part of the plant used in foods. The seed husk contains glycosides and mucilage’s that are used in the food industry to form gels that give thickening and textural changes to processed foods.

Every 100 grams of psyllium provides 71 grams of soluble fiber; 13 times higher then that of oat bran. Soluble fiber is good for health as has unique effects on metabolism.

Medical Uses
Constipation and Bowel Movement aid and Cleanser, Slight lowering of blood Cholesterol levels: Similar to Linseed and Sesame seed, 1 teaspoon of coarsely ground seed or husk added to a cereal breakfast will stimulate bowel movement.

Psyllium fiber is not broken down as it passes down the gastrointestinal tract and so psyllium has no nutritive value other than as a source of fiber.

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