Its properties include the regulation of intestinal transit, because the seeds are high in fiber, especialmemnte indicated for constipation, without pain, cramps or toxicity.
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It is a plant with higher content of mucilage, which gives a gentle laxative, emollient and anti-inflammatory. Its properties include the regulation of intestinal transit, because the seeds are high in fiber, especialmemnte indicated for constipation, without pain, cramps or toxicity. Combat diarrhea, reducing excess water in the intestine, making it very suitable in ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. Is helpful in treating hemorrhoids in preventing diverticulosis (presence of pockets in the large intestine) and in the treatment of diverticulitis (inflammation of one or more bags of the large intestine). Improved blood sugar control in diabetics and mitigates the feeling of hunger, so it is recommended for weight loss regimes and treatments of obesity also lowers cholesterol and prevents gallstones. The maximum dose is 30 grams, divided in three doses, is recommended to drink plenty of water to avoid intestinal obstruction and the effect takes place, beginning at 12-24 hours after ingestion. The psyllium mucilage also acts as an antiinflammatory on urinary mucosa. Helps soothe the discomfort of cystitis and promotes the regeneration of mucosal irritation. Used in combination with other treatments. Applied topically as a poultice, protects and relieves irritated skin where rashes or eczema and dermatitis. It is healing when applied to burns, wounds or varicose ulcers. It is also used in cosmetics for skin beauty. To prepare a seed mash, mash and leave to soak for 1 to 2 hours (one tablespoon of seeds per cup of water) Take after the mucilage, filtering the resulting liquid. Can add a teaspoon aniseed to improve flavor. Swallowed a glass in the morning before breakfast and another at night before bed. Externally, a poultice of seeds, after put to soak, heated and prepared them into a poultice, which is kept at least 15 minutes on the affected area 2 or 3 times a day. In appropriate doses, no toxicity, although there may be swelling and intestinal bloating and, rarely, skin rashes and breathing difficulties. Not recommended in pregnancy, or take with other medicines.