Overview

Black psyllium is a plant. People use the seed to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse black psyllium with other forms of psyllium including blond psyllium.

Black psyllium is found in some over-the-counter medicines and is effective for treating and preventing constipation. It is also used for diarrhea, obesity, diabetes, and for reducing the risk of heart disease, but there is less evidence that it is effective for these conditions.

How does it work ?

Black psyllium adds bulk to the stool which might help with constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome. It also controls how quickly sugars are absorbed from the gut, which might help control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

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