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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Psyllium seeds come from a plant that is native to India.

In addition to the digestive benefits mentioned in the previous post, they also may have the capability of lowering cholesterol in the blood stream.  There is also some evidence that they might be useful in controlling diabetes because it may lower blood sugar.

giorgiana1976 | Student

What do you want to know about Psyllum seeds, mostly?

I'll provide some data about their use as a treatment for abdominal discomfort.

Fibers found in Psyllum seeds are behaving like a sponge when they reach the intestine: they swell, absorbing toxic substances, stimulating peristalsis, and facilitating intestinal transit and eliminating constipation. Adding vegetable fibers in our diet ensures proper digestion and normal bowel movements. The best way to add fiber to diet is increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in our diet. This means to eat a minimum of five  vegetables and fruits, daily.