Desert Indianwheat

(Plantago ovata)

Other names: Psyllium-fröska, Loppfröskal, Babka Jajowata, Psyllium, Indisches Psyllium, Blondes Psyllium, Ispaghula, Jitrocel Indický, Ispágula, Plántago, Ovālā Ceļteka, Indijski Trputac, Vrsta Trpotca, loppfrö, Psilio, Lechech Segalgal

Desert Indianwheat is native to parts of Asia, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. Upon wetting, its seeds produce a gel-like coating of mucilage, which has many folk food and medicinal uses. The milled seed mucilage is commonly known as psyllium husk, used as a laxative. Psyllium husk is a mixture of polysaccharides composed of pentoses, hexoses, and uronic acids. Psyllium is a predominantly soluble fiber.

Desert Indianwheat may be beneficial for constipation, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, IBS, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and dysentery.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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