Psyllium husk is an effective bulking laxative mainly used for acute or chronic constipation and colon cleansing. The seed husk is mixed with water and drunk to lubricate and sweep the intestines. Uses include acid indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhoids, gastric ulcers and diarrhoea (as it absorbs excess liquid in intestines). Topically, it can be used as a poultice for skin irritation, boils, abscesses and for drawing out toxins.
Content: Psyllium Husk (Plantago psyllium)
Preparation: Mix 1/2 - 2 tsp in 1 cup of water, drink immediately. Follow with 1 cup of water.
Other Names: Plantago psyllium
Grown in: India
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: See husks
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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