Psyllium is a great source of soluble fiber. Because it is bulky but very low in calories, it can be helpful as a weight loss aid. Its ability to absorb water and soothe inflamed tissues make it beneficial for treating IBS and reducing both diarrhea and constipation. Research suggests that when taken over time, it can also help to reduce cholesterol.
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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