Enriched psyllium husk is an excellent source of fibre. It purifies and decontaminates, and is 100% natural. Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative and is high in both fibre and mucilage; psyllium seeds contain 10–30% mucilage. The laxative properties of psyllium are due to the swelling of the husk when it comes in contact with water; this forms a gelatinous mass that keeps feces hydrated and soft, provided it is taken with sufficient water. The resulting bulk stimulates a reflex contraction of the walls of the bowel, followed by emptying.
· Used in herbal medicine as a bulk-forming laxative
· Promotes bowel movements by increasing bulk
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) husk 405.36 mg
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) flower bud 10.12 mg
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) root 10.12 mg
Inulin 42.92 mg
Hibiscus sabdariffa 80.98 mg
Other Ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate and Stevia rebaudiana leaf extract in a non GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms worsen; if laxative effect does not occur within 7 days; if you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product; or if sore throat or cough persists for more than 3 days. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking medications which inhibit peristaltic movement (e.g. opoids, loperamide); or if you have symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or fever (as these could be signs of abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, diseases of the esophagus and/or the superior opening of the stomach [cardia], potential or existing intestinal blockage paralysis of the intestine, megacolon, faecal impaction, inflamed bowel, or appendicitis). Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any prescription medication; if liver function is impaired; or if you are taking acetaminophen or anticoagulants. Not for prolonged use in high doses except under supervision of a qualified health-care practitioner. Contraindicated for diabetes and in hypertension, liver disorders, severe kidney insufficiency, and hypokalemia. May potentiate potassium depletion of thiazide diuretics and stimulant laxatives, as well as the action of cardiac glycosides and cortisol.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are experiencing a sudden change in bowel habits that has persisted for more than 2 weeks, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or failure to defecate following the use of another laxative product; if you have diabetes mellitus in which blood sugars are difficult to regulate; if you have difficulty swallowing; if you are experiencing distention and fullness of the chest and abdomen; if you are vomiting from overabundant dampness; if you have edema, hypertension, hypokalemia, cholestatic disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic renal insufficiency, or congestive heart failure; if you are pregnant or breast-feeding; if you are undergoing corticosteroid treatment; or if you suffer from febril disorder.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity, such as allergy, has been known to occur following inhaled and/or ingested psyllium; in which case, discontinue use. May cause temporary gas and/or bloating. Consult a health-care practitioner in the event of an allergic reaction, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.