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Psyllium: Psyllium is an herb used medicinally and claimed to have laxative effects and benefits to the gastrointestinal tract and on cholesterol. Psyllium is available in a variety of supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Psyllium

Adequate amounts of Psyllium are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Psyllium

Adequate amounts of Psyllium are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Psyllium

Excessive intake of Psyllium may involve the following risks:

  • Do not take if you are taking Tegretol, Lithium, or medications to lower blood sugar
  • Do not take if you have an intestinal blockage, fecal impaction, spastic bowel conditions, or swallowing problems
  • Do not use in children
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies or alternative therapies

Descriptions of Psyllium

Psyllium: Dried, ripe seeds of Plantago psyllium, P. indica, and P. ovata (Plantaginaceae). Plantain seeds swell in water and are used as demulcents and bulk laxatives.
Source: Diseases Database

Psyllium: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Psyllium) include:

  • Plantago ovate
  • Ispagol
  • Spogel

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