psyllium seed


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seed

 [sēd]
1. the mature ovule of a flowering plant.
2. semen.
3. a small cylindrical shell of gold or other suitable material, used in application of radiation therapy.
4. to inoculate a culture medium with microorganisms.
plantago seed (plantain seed) (psyllium seed) cleaned, dried ripe seed of species of Plantago; used as a bulk-forming laxative.
radon seed a small sealed container for radon, for insertion into the tissues of the body in radiotherapy.

psyl·li·um seed

(sil'ē-ŭm sēd),
The cleaned, dried ripe seed of Plantago indica, P. isphagula, or of P. ovata. A mild cathartic that acts by absorbing water and providing indigestible mucilaginous bulk for the intestines. Must not be used in intestinal obstruction.

psyllium seed

psyllium seed

(sĭl′ē-ŭm)
The dried ripe seed of the psyllium plant (Plantago afra), grown in France, Spain, and India; used as a mild laxative. It is also used in symptomatic treatment of diarrhea. It enhances stool consistency by absorbing water from the bowel contents.
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Regarding the drafts on Ispaghula husk and seed as well as on Psyllium seed, however, they only contain information on the well-established medicinal use without a traditional use.
And don't forget that old standby, powdered psyllium seed, that easily provides as much as one fourth to one fifth of the recommended daily intake in just two rounded teaspoons.
Prebiotic fiber functional ingredients include the very popular indigestible dextrin, as well as psyllium seed husk, polydextrose, partially hydrolyzed guar gum, wheat bran, rafinose, beer yeast fiber, low molecular weight sodium alginate and agar derived fiber.
The gel in the psyllium seed creates an oily, smooth coating for the bowel's discharged contents to pass through severely inflamed tissues.
Furthermore, there is nothing wrong with supplementing one's diet with powdered psyllium seed, particularly if constipation tends to be a problem.
Although the bulk of sales went to products containing prebiotic and/or probiotic "functional components" directed toward intestinal health, there remained a number of FOSHU products using plant-derived functional components such as psyllium seed husk, indigestible dextrin from corn starch, diacylglycerol and phytosterols from plant oils and low molecular weight sodium alginate from seaweed.
A better source of soluble fiber is psyllium seed powder, the active ingredient in Metamucil and available in generic form as psyllium hydrophilicmucilloid, a teaspoonful of which dissolves easily in a few ounces of orange juice.
Oat bran, however, is low in soluble comparison with psyllium seed, an old-time remedy used to promote bowel regulari such products as Metamucil, Serutan, Fiberall and now also in two new breakfast "Heartwise" and General Mills' Benefit.