Psyllium has been called a “colon broom” because it scrubs the colon. It creates bulk and pulls putrefactive toxins from the sides of the intestines and colon. Drink plenty of water with it because it expands. Also take enemas or a good herbal laxative to help move the fecal matter and all the Psyllium out of the colon.
Psyllium is the husk of the seed of the Plantain and is a top herb used in weight control and for general intestinal health. It contains a spongy fiber that reduces appetite, improves digestion and cleanses the system, making it an excellent choice for healthy dieting. Psyllium can provide the fiber that is missing on low carbohydrate diets. Every 100 grams of psyllium provides 71 grams of soluble fiber; a similar amount of oat bran would contain only 5 grams of soluble fiber. The herb also provides a feeling of fullness that is helpful to keep from eating between meals.
Psyllium soaks up a significant amount of water in the digestive tract, thereby making stool firmer and, under these circumstances, slower to pass. Psyllium also has the additional advantages over other sources of fiber of reducing flatulence and bloating.
The fiber component is known to reduce appetite, improve digestion and cleanse your system of harmful toxins. Because of its soluble fiber component, it has been widely used for the following health problems:
Psyllium is the most popular mucilaginous herb in use today. Its hulls are well known as bulk laxatives.
The written history of the medicinal use of psyllium is surprisingly sketchy. More references refer to its use as a food or cattle fodder than as medicinal herb. All references agree, however, on its medicinal use as a bulk laxative.
In India, psyllium is used as a diuretic, and in China, related species are used to treat bloody urine, coughing and high blood pressure.
Psyllium is a bulk laxative that increases the volume of the intestinal contents. This stretching action on the wall of the intestine encourages peristaltic activity in the bowel. The indigestible mucilage (active principle) is found both in the whole seed and the husk and swells when it comes in contact with water. The husks are most often employed since the seed germ contains oils and tannins which are undesirable in bulk laxatives preparations.
Today there is a popular use for psyllium and indeed for many mucilaginous herbs in the area of chronic yeast infections. Candida infections can be eradicated with harsh antibiotics and very restrictive diets, but psyllium can be employed to prevent the systemic absorption of the yeast’s metabolic wastes that many individuals are sensitive to.
In their efforts to survive in one’s colon, these yeasts produce toxins that can cause many allergic reactions. It is difficult at best to try and kill them all and only a few remaining candida yeasts can cause the sensitive reactions in some individuals. Psyllium is proving more beneficial and practical for many individuals who suffer from chronic yeast infections.
Contains mucilaginous compounds that give bulk to the stool, absorb toxins, soothe inflamed tissues, and promote the growth of friendly colonic bacteria. It has been used to treat constipation, dysentery, chronic diarrhea, and cystitis.
Psyllium husk are high or very high on the following nutrients:
Uses: Psyllium husk is THE herb for any issues related to the colon. However, the list of the benefits that it has on the whole body is quite something else. Rather than making it into a tea or tincture, it is best if ingested as is or stirred into any liquid of your choice. By the way, a little goes a long way. It can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing) and children. It can be used as often as you would like.
Voice of Experience: Remember to drink lots of water/liquids while using it. This is very important.
Storage: It should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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