A bulking herb with high levels of fibre which becomes gelatinous with liquid. Many find the herb valuable when trying a calorie controlled diet. Important to drink regularly when taking this product.
Mucilage - arabinoxylan; fixed oil (2.5%) - mainly linoleic acid; starch
The seeds contain high levels of essential fatty acids:
40% linoleic acid; 30% -linolenic acid
A very safe remedy unless taken in large quantities without adequate water psyllium can then block the stomach or intestines. On rare occasions this has led to the need for an operation. Can cause flatulence.