Psyllium is a native plant in Europe, and some parts of Africa.
Psyllium husk is one of the simplest, cheapest and healthiest ways to keep your gut in order.
The Psyllium seed husk contains glycosides and mucilages, and is a great source of water soluble fibre. Such fibre is not digested or absorbed by the small intestine so they can work in the bowels like a sponge, absorbing excess water, and cleansing the waste and toxins. Psyllium Fibre is beneficial for both constipation and diarrhoea. In addition, a diet containing such fibre is considered beneficial for reducing blood cholesterol levels.
Psyllium husk is used as a filler/ binder in baked goods as it absorbs moisture really well. When added to other dishes it can become gelatinous, so beware. If you are constipated you can also add a teaspoon to any smoothie.