Plantago is a plant that origins from India. The plant blooms and in the process produces enormous amount of seeds. But the real treasure is hidden in the husk that is around the seed.
Psylium husk have incredible nutritive value. They contain polysaccharides, protein, fats, and unsaturated fatty acids. The husks are rich in fiber containing even 70 percent more fiber than oats. Fiber is beneficial for the health of the digestive organs. They can absorb water and improves the process of digestion, absorption of nutrients and defecation.
100 grams of psyllium husk contains 350 calories, and 71 grams of fiber.
Psyllium husk have the ability to regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood and provide protection from cardiovascular diseases and heart attack. They also help lower high blood pressure and strengthen the heart muscle. They regulate the level of glucose in the blood and it is beneficial for people that struggle with type 2 diabetes.
Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties it can help with stomach ulcer, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and colon cancer.
These husks have the ability to absorb liquid and that way they will dissolve the content in the bowels. They clean the organism from toxins and can regulate the natural balance in our digestive system.
They are great in treating constipation and you can use them regularly because they don’t have any harmful side effects. Their amazing effect against constipation is also familiar to the pharmaceutical industry because psyllium husk is used in production of various laxatives.
Besides the laxative properties, psyllium husk can also be used in treating diarrhea, even some kinds that are not bacteria caused. The husk contains iridoizids that soothe the muscles of the digestive organs and promotes their normal functioning.
Psyllium husk can also help clean the body from toxins. When they absorb water and grow they create a mass that has amazing ability to clean the bowels. This way all the toxins that are in our body will be thrown out of the body through the feces.
How to use psyllium husk
Psyllium husk are very easy and safe to use. You can add them to your food and use them as therapy. Add 2-3 teaspoons of psyllium husk in a glass of water or juice and mix well. Drink right away. You can use them 1-2 times a day. Psyllium husk can also be used to prepare bread or various deserts.