PSYLLIUM

PSYLLIUM:

Also Known As: Fleabane, Hedeoma, Mosquito Plant, Pulegium and Squawmint

PREPARATION:

To use for cholesterol control or a laxative, take 1 teaspoon of seeds three times daily with meals and plenty of water. Psyllium is odorless and almost has no taste, but has a gritty texture some people claim is unpleasant. Follow the label instructions for commercial preparations. 

USE: (Grow Your Own)

Psyllium is available from specialty nurseries, but is not usually grown as a garden herb. A seed pod contains up to 15,000 seeds and as the wind blows, the seeds scatter.