psyllium seed

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1812
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "psyllium seed" is presented. It refers to the dried ripe seed of the psyllium plant which is grown in France, Spain, and India. psyllium seed, a mild laxative, is used in symptomatic treatment of diarrhea. It increases stool consistency by absorbing water from the bowel contents.


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