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psyllium seed

(sĭl`ēəm): see plantainplantain
, any plant of the genus Plantago, chiefly annual or perennial weeds of wide distribution. Many species are lawn pests and the pollen is often a hay fever irritant. P.
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The company is primarily engaged in the processing of psyllium husk (Isabgol husks) powder from agriculture product called psyllium seeds or isabgol seeds.
Psyllium, a form of dietary fiber, or roughage, is used mainly for its mucilage, a gooey gel from the psyllium seed coat.
Despite the known cholesterol reducing effect of psyllium seed husks (PSH) that has been shown in a number of studies (Garvin et al., 1965; Levin et al., 1990; Chan and Schroeder, 1995; Anderson et al., 2000), their use for therapy of mild or moderate hypercholesterolemia in Germany is quite rare.
This can be either as a supplement such as Acacia fiber or Psyllium seed or incorporated into the diet in the form of whole grains.
Other ingredients in the Yammit Energy Drink Mix include sweet dairy whey, cross-flow micro-filtered whey protein concentrate, psyllium seed husks, hydrolyzed whey protein, ion exchange whey protein, stevia, natural flavor, sodium acid pyrophosphate (from natural sources) and tetra sodium pyrophosphate (from natural sources).
Surprisingly, adding bran or psyllium seed to the diet did not affect the progression of the precancerous condition.
1/2 cup psyllium seed husks (finely ground flax seed makes a suitable substitute) 1/2 cup charcoal powder 2 1/2 cups very hot water
In one study, a group of colon cancer patients who took 20 grams of psyllium seed a day for three months had a 42 percent increase in their butyric acid levels.
Herbal pharmaceutical laxatives, fiber and colon detox supplements, such as psyllium seed husks alone or mixed with other agents, aloe vera powder, betonite clay, and acidophilus culture can also be used.
Almost three years ago, FDA gave processors the green light on a claim linking diets high in soluble fiber from oat bran and whole oats with a reduced risk of CHD, it was quickly followed by approval of the same claim for soluble fiber from psyllium seed husks.
Finally there is Total Bran and All Your Fibre, containing psyllium seed husks, pumpkin seeds, bran sticks and flax seeds in a muesli base.
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.