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Synonyms for psyllium

plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative

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Lipi Banerjee, PandG country marketing manager, said that Metamucil, its fiber supplement brand that has been in the market abroad for 30 years, allows you to indulge once in a while without the guilt.
Procter & Gamble has two main brands, Pepto-Bismol (diarrhoeal remedies) and Metamucil (laxatives).
On its website, Metamucil Plus Calcium lists its uses: "For Regularity," "For Bone Health," "For Gastrointestinal Function," "For Cholesterol Lowering and Heart Health.
Metamucil is made from 100% psyllium seed husk (often shortened to just "psyllium").
This is why I recommend my patients supplement low fat, low cholesterol diets with 7 grams of soluble fiber from psyllium daily, as in Metamucil.
Metamucil is both a dietary fiber supplement as well as a laxative made from the soluble and insoluble fiber psyllium, which provides digestive and coronary health benefits and relieves constipation.
He went on, according to Michael Shear at the Trail, "I think that someone is putting something in his Metamucil.
Certain foods and medications can do this, such as prunes, prune juice, Metamucil, light laxatives, fruit and vegetables, etc.
Bulk laxatives like Metamucil can work, too, but they can actually make constipation worse if the child doesn't drink enough water.
Others improved after taking Metamucil (three times daffy) or Pepto-Bismol (two tablets four times a day) for several weeks.
The best-known form of psyllium is Metamucil, but it can be purchased generically in most vitamin and health-food stores.
From November to March, you used to be as regular as Felix Unger on Metamucil.
In fact, when the game ended, the players dumped a huge bucket of Metamucil over Paterno's head.
One day my wife came across an old container of Metamucil and had a brainstorm: If it cleans out people's "pipes," it should clear out plumbing, too.