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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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Last February FDA ruled that manufacturers may label foods containing soluble fiber from psyllium seed husk and permitted manufacturers to claim that these foods, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
ovata, P psyllium, and P major are used as laxatives (Wasicky, 1961).
Has: many types of flowers, herbs (culinary and medicinal), goldenseal, penny royal, ginko, papaya, psyllium jojoba, skullcap, ephreda, motherwort, St.
Realizing that bulk laxatives, such as psyllium (Metamucil), or increased food fiber intake in the diet are acceptable if sufficient water intake is assured.
Indeed, the cereal labels carry a warning about possible allergic reactions to psyllium in sensitive people.
NuSyllium Organic Natural Fiber, which is manufactured by Lifelab Health, is the only fiber product sold on shelf in the United States made with 100% USDA-certified organic psyllium fiber and all-natural flavoring (orange), according to Lou Machin, Lifelab's managing director.
Unlike psyllium supplementations of the past, both flavors taste pleasant and are easily swallowed.
A particularly effective form of bran is psyllium husks, which you can also dissolve in fruit juice to have as a healthy drink.
Presented by Megafiber Psyllium Fiber and Goutritis Herbal Supplement, the tournament is open to Southwoods senior members and guests aged 55 years old and above.
However, according to the new Frost & Sullivan report, if men and women 55 years and older with elevated cholesterol levels took psyllium dietary fiber at preventive intake levels daily, the cost savings for coronary heart disease could be almost $2.
Besides psyllium fiber supplements, good sources of soluble fiber include flax seed and oat bran.
Day 4 8:00am: Fruit Fibre Smoothie with Psyllium husks (250g of Psyllium husks is pounds 4.