Blond psyllium is a type of herb; its seeds and husk are often times used in home remedies, herbal cures, and in natural & alternative medicines. It is a kind of medicinal plant that is native the western and southern regions of Asia. This species of herb was also introduced to the United States and grows wildly throughout the southwestern region.
Other names for Blond psyllium include: Blond Plantago, Balle de Psyllium, Che Qian Zi, Blonde Psyllium, Englishman’s Foot, Indian Plantago, Fibre Alimentaire, Isabgola, Ipagula, Ispaghul, Isabgul, Plantaginis Ovatae Semen, Pale Psyllium, Plantaginis Ovatae Testa, Plantago Fastigata, Plantago decumbens, Plantago isaghula, Psilio, Sang Plantain, and Spogel.
Health Benefits of Blond psyllium
Blond psyllium can be used as a herbal remedy to soften stool. People who suffer from hemorrhoids, diarrhea, IBS, dysentery, ulcerative colitis, and anal fissures often find this herb of some use as a natural laxative. Some also claim that the herb may be used as a natural cure to fight against things like high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity (potentially used as a weight loss supplement), high blood pressure, renal disease, and maybe even some forms of cancer.
Still others say that the herb may be used topically as a poultice which may be of some use for boils. Though its usefulness in reducing cholesterol as a home remedy has been documented to some degree, there seems to be very little to no proof of its efficacy against heart disease. Blond psyllium is used in a variety of different dietary supplements as well and can sometimes be seen in cereals, breads and snack bars.
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