Botanical Name : : PLANTAGO OVATA HUSK
Family Name: : PLANTAGINACEAE
Common Name: : PSYLLIUM HUSK, PSYLLIUM SEEDS, PLANTAGO, ISPAGHULA, FLEAM, SPOGEL SEEDS, ISABGOL
Part Used : Husk,Seed
Habitat : Mediteranian region and commercially grown in north western India.
Uses : It is Diuretic, Emollient and Cooling. Used in inflamatory conditions of mucous memberane of gastro intestinal and genitourinary tracts.Very well known as a laxative. It restores proper bowel movements and ued in treatment of chronic constipation, amoebic and bucillary dysentary. Psyllium husk and seeds are formal Pharmacopoeia.