Psyllium husks (psyllium seed husks) are recommended in Ayurveda for colon cleansing as well as for better blood circulation.
Psyllium husks are indigestible in human beings and are often used as a source of dietary fibre.
They are commonly used for constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, and diarrhoea. They are also commonly used as a regular dietary supplement to improve and maintain regular GI transit. The inert bulk of the husks helps provide a constant volume of solid material irrespective of other aspects of the diet or any disease condition of the gut.
Other uses include gluten-free baking, where ground psyllium seed husks bind moisture and help make the bread less crumbly.
The husks are used whole in their natural state, or dried and chopped or powdered for easier consumption. In either of these forms, they are taken by mixing them with water or another fluid.
Sometimes they are combined with clay as a detoxification drink.
Supplied in a food grade tub
Suggested serving - 1tsp daily