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Benefits of Psyllium Seed

Stephanie Bradberry Naturally Fit & Well Stephanie Bradberry

Psyllium seed husks are one of my top three seeds that I use during the week. One reason is psyllium seed husks offer numerous benefits. A second reason is they are easy to add to your diet. And a third reason is many people use them as a supplement in place of over-the-counter remedies. A little goes a long way with these little seeds!

About Psyllium Seed Husks

The latin name of psyllium seed husks is Plantago ovata. Psyllium seed husks are a good source of fiber. The added fiber and bulk helps with digestion. This in turn helps with intestinal issues like diarrhea and constipation. Psyllium seed husks are great for adding bulk to the intestinal tract. This makes you feel fuller while eating less. Therefore, people hail psyllium seed husks for aiding in weight loss. Other benefits include helping with managing glucose levels and high cholesterol. So if you struggle with high blood sugar or cholesterol, try adding psyllium seed husks to help alleviate these conditions.

Since psyllium seed husks are tasteless, they are easy to add to your diet. Try adding psyllium seed husks to hot cereal, juice blends and smoothies.

Potential Concerns

Because psyllium seed husks are seeds, they can upset the digestive tract of those suffering from diverticulitis or similar gastric issues. If this is a potential concern, be sure to only consume finely ground psyllium seed husks in the form of a powder, unless your general practitioner says otherwise.

About the Author

Stephanie BradberryStephanie Bradberry is an educator, herbalist, naturopath, and energy healer among many, many, many other things! Learn more about Stephanie and her natural remedies, products, and health and wellness tips by visiting

Information provided is for self-education only. It should not be used in place of professional medical advice or without consulting your physician first.

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