Today, I will be discussing about Psyllium, a plant whose fibers possess many virtues.
Blond psyllium is from Iran and India; black psyllium comes from the Middle East.
What is so important about psyllium? Well, first and foremost, its seeds, which contain mucilage. Mucilage is a plant material which contains polysaccharides. Once they enter in contact with water, they inflate, and the material becomes viscous and gelatinous.
This mucilage bestows on psyllium fibers its laxatives properties, because they regulate bowel movements by softening stools. Psyllium is a compound from which nothing is digested and assimilated by the organism.
The benefits of psyllium have been officially, and widely acknowledged, by the European Commission, the ESCOP (European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy), the WHO, as well as the FDA.