Flag this photoPsyllium are the seeds of an herb that grows throughout Asia, North Africa and parts of Europe along the Mediterranean coast. Since psyllium occurs in nature, individiuals cannot manufacture psyllium husks. However, they can purchase psyllium seeds at health and gourmet food stores, then prepare the husks in a healing formula. Psyllium seeds are commonly used to treat constipation and other bowel discomforts. However, psyllium is also used to promote weight loss, detoxify the colon and treat diabetes, high cholesterol and certain skin disorders.Related Searches:Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll NeedPsyllium seedsMortar and pestleEmpty capsulesWaterSuggest Edits1
Grind psyllium seeds with a mortar and pestle. This breaks up the husks into a powder. The husk powder can be mixed with water or placed in capsules and consumed. The husk may also be mixed with water and applied directly to acne, poison ivy and insect bites.2
Mix psycillium husks with water. Mix between 1/2 to 2 tbsp. of psycillium with 8 oz. water. If you're taking other medications, consume these 1 hour prior to, or 2 hours after, drinking the psyllium mixture. Avoid drinking psyllium if you have issues swallowing because the psyllium husks thicken when wet and can cause choking in extreme cases. Continue drinking between six and eight glasses of water throughout the day.3
Add ground psyillium husks to empty capsules. Most capsules hold 500 mg of an herb. When choosing capsules, vegetarian-safe and easily-digested ones help to avoid consuming unwanted animal by-products. Taking up to 2400 mg of psyillium daily is deemed safe by Nature's Sunshine Products.Tips & Warnings
As with all supplements, consult a doctor before taking psyillium.
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