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1. Any of several annual Eurasian plants of the genus Plantago, especially P. ovata or P. afra, having opposite leaves and small flowers borne in dense spikes.
2. The seed husks of any of these plants, widely used as a mild bulk laxative and sometimes added to foods as a dietary source of soluble fiber.

[New Latin, from Greek psullion, from Greek psulla, flea (from the flealike appearance of the seeds ).]


(Plants) a grain, Plantago psafra, the husks of which are used medicinally as a laxative and to reduce blood cholesterol levels
[C16: Latin, from Greek psulla flea, due to the resemblance of the seeds to fleas]


(ˈsɪl i əm)

2. the seeds of the fleawort, used as a mild laxative esp. in breakfast cereals.
[1595–1605; < New Latin < Greek psýllion, psyllíon, derivative of psýlla flea]
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Noun1.psyllium - plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxativepsyllium - plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative
plantain - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally


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He adds that consumers understand the benefits of organic certified psyllium, which has no artificial flavors and no artificial colors; is free from GMOs, gluten and dairy, tree nuts, and peanuts; and has zero trans fat.
The luggage of the suspect was offloaded from the plane and on frisking it, 1,360 grams of drugs was found disguised into the boxes of psyllium husk commonly known as Isapghol.
The researchers got 10 healthy adult volunteers to eat their usual diet for seven days while consuming 30 grams of psyllium - a source of fibre from plant seeds - a day as a source of soluble fibre, or not.
Islamabad -- A signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding was held at PARC HQs, Islamabad on 30-08-2018 between Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad and Agritec Industries (Pvt.) Ltd, Multan for promoting Ispaghol (psyllium) Processing Machinery in Hasilpur and Ispaghol growing areas of the Southern Punjab and Sindh provinces for indigenous production of Ispaghol husk.
The diet that the researchers found beneficial included 42 grams of nuts (tree nuts or peanuts), 50 grams of plant protein from soy products or dietary pulses (beans, peas, chickpeas, or lentils), 20 grams of viscous soluble fiber from oats, barley, psyllium, eggplant, okra, apples, oranges, or berries and two grams of plant sterols from supplements or plant-sterol enriched products per day.
ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has manufactured a modern machine for the cultivation of isabgol (psyllium husk) in order to promote the cultivation of the medicinal plant in vast areas of the country.