Psyllium Husk Caps 200 caps
Psyllium husk comes from the crushed seeds of the Plantago Ovata plant, an herb of native parts of Asia. Mediterranean regions of Europe and North Africa. The Psyllium seed husks have been used in herbal remedies. Similar to oats and wheat, psyllium is rich in soluble fibre. Traditionally, psyllium husk is used a gentle bulk-forming laxative for constipation. Studies have shown that psyllium husk is effective in lowering cholesterol and LDL (the bad cholesterol) levels, studies also found that a 1% reduction in total and LDL can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 2%. Since psyllium husk is a type of fibre, it can alleviate constipation. In addition, recent studies also showed positive benefits of psyllium in IBS. Psyllium acts as a prebiotic aiding to heal the inner lining of the inflamed intestines. In general, prescription drugs should be taken one hour before or two hours after psyllium, because the absorption and effectiveness of many drugs may be reduced.