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Psyllium Seed
Elmer and Amend Pharmacy, New York
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Glass hand blown glass jar containing Psyllium Seed.
Label is from Elmer and Amend Pharmacy in New York. Elmer and Amend is a pharmacy that operated in New York City in the mid 19th century.

Psyllium, also referred to as ispaghula, is derived from the plantago ovata plant. It contains a high level of soluble dietary fiber and is the main ingredient in many commonly used bulk laxitives.

A common laxative in the 19th century, Psyllium is still used today in many over the counter fiber suppliments such as Metamycil.

Psyllium seed is indigestible; the inert bulk of the husks helps provide a constant volume of solid material irrespective of the diet or any disease of the gut. As a result psyllium serves to improve and maintain regular GI health.

H–7 Dia–2.5 inches
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