In this Article
- What other names is Black Psyllium known by?
- What is Black Psyllium?
- How does Black Psyllium work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Black Psyllium.
Black psyllium should always be taken with water or other liquid. If taken without liquid, it can block the esophagus, throat, or intestine.
Black psyllium seeds contain a substance which can cause kidney damage. Commercial preparations of black psyllium usually have this substance removed. Do not use black psyllium seeds unless they have had special processing to make them less toxic.
Do not take black psyllium if:
- You have swallowing difficulties.
- You have intestinal problems that might cause a blockage, such as intestinal narrowing or spastic bowel.
- You have kidney problems.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
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