Psyllium is made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. A form of fiber that often goes by the name of ispaghula, it is commonly known as a bulk-forming laxative. By soaking up water in your gut, psyllium has the ability to make bowel-movement much easier. Added to your diet, it can help you improve your digestive health.
Preliminary research shows that psyllium can help relieve painful symptoms associated with irritable bowel system, constipation and Crohn's disease.