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Meschino Health Comprehensive Guide to Accessory Nutrients and Essential Oils

Accessory Nutrients and Essential Oils

Psyllium (Psyllium husk fiber or Psyllium seed)

General Features

Psyllium is native to Iran and India. It is currently cultivated all over the world and the seed husks are used

medicinally. The seed husks are unique in that they contain a high level of mucilage content and soluble fiber, which

provide a health-promoting ef ect on the function of the large bowel, reduce high cholesterol levels, and help regulate

blood sugar levels in diabetics. Psyllium seeds have been used for many years in traditional herbal medicine. 1,2

Principle Active Constituents

Mucilage and Soluble Fiber - Psyllium seed husks are high in both mucilage (10 – 30% by weight) and soluble

fiber. The laxative effect is due to swelling of the husk when it comes into contact with water, creating a gelatinous

fecal mass that stimulates peristalsis (movement of fecal content through the intestinal tract) and voiding of the

bowel (bowel movements). 3 The soluble fiber is responsible for its ability to lower cholesterol and regulate blood

sugar. 4,5

Clinical Application and Mechanism of Action