Psyllium husks are used for food and medicines, as they also assist in the treatment of diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or diabetes.

The psyllium is also known under the English name “psyllium” and comes from plants “Plantago ovata”, an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the systematic plantains. The use of psyllium as a supportive treatment option for various diseases is in the form of medicines without a prescription is available in pharmacies, or as ballaststoffhältiges food that is simply a meal added for example into yogurt, or in the cereal for breakfast.



In the treatment of obesity may cause psyllium faster due to their natural ability to source the saturation and reduce the feeling of hunger. Therefore, the weight control is supported! Another positive effect is the use of psyllium on blood cholesterol levels. In patients suffering from hypercholesterolemia, lowering psyllium “bad” cholesterol LDL and increase “good” HDL cholesterol. For by the colonic bacteria, the soluble dietary fiber and Inge in short chain fatty acids which inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the liver and thus reduce the cholesterol level.

In chronic inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, psyllium inhibit the inflammatory mediators in the body and thus relieve the symptoms. People on irritable bowel syndrome , or even “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” suffered, divided into three types: “constipation type”, “Diarrhea Type” and “change type”. Depending on what symptoms are present, psyllium affects diarrhea (diarrhea) by the source material containing water-binding and thus braking and accelerating with constipation (constipation) due to the fiber.

At the same time by the addition of psyllium’s natural bowel regulation positively supported by the clean-soluble dietary fibers the intestinal putrefaction of intestinal gases and materials and promote the growth of gut-friendly bacteria. In diabetes mellitus II psyllium reduce the sugar level in blood that increases due to lack of insulin production. Since psyllium can help even in some diseases to alleviate the symptoms, more and more studies are designed to make even more positive modes of action and therapeutic applications identified.