Psyllium Husks (Plantago ovata)
What herb is like plantain, but not the banana-kind, and not the other plantain that grows commonly on every continent? The kind of plantain that produces psyllium husk, of course! Plantago ovata – basically ‘plantain with an egg’ – is an important Asian native that produces one of the most wonderfully mucilaginous (herb-nerd speak for slimy) substances in the world, a vital source of dietary fiber.
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