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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You could also mix a tablespoon or two of ground psyllium seed or oat bran in a little water and drink it before your meal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organic psyllium is derived from the whole husks of organic psyllium seeds milled with certified organic equipment to separate the whole husks.
Start consuming fibers like bran cereal, psyllium seeds, dried beans, prunes, and oat meals.
Sources of soluble fiber: Beans, peas, and lentils; rice, oat, barley, corn, and wheat brans; apples, oranges, carrots, potatoes, and squash; corn and popcorn; seeds and nuts; whole-grain breads, cereals, and pasta; and psyllium seeds.