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Ispaghula husk consists of the episperm and collapsed adjacent layers removed from the seeds of Plantago
ovata Forssk (Plantago ispaghula Roxb.). Copyright Copyright © 1995-2008 EMEA Source: European Medicines Agency, Plantago ovata Forssk. (P. ispaghula Roxb.), seminis tegumentum

A food and pharmaceutical ingredient, which may result in allergy symptoms in sensitised individuals. Ispaghula, more commonly known as Psyllium or Psillium, is a natural hydrophylic mucilloid obtained form the seed husk of plants of the Plantago genus of weeds, which are native to the Mediterranean region and the Near East and are cultivated there and in the southwestern US. Since 1500, it has been used as a bulk laxative, functioning through its high water-binding capacity.

A great variety of allergic symptoms have been reported to the seed and dust of ispaghula, including asthma and/or rhinitis, pruritis of mouth and eyes, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, tachycardia, hypotension, cough, angioedema, abdominal cramping, wheezing, and urticaria. Acute bronchospasm associated with inhalation of psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid has also been described, as well as eosinophilia. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Ispaghula (Ispaghula laxative)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 卵叶车前子缓泻剂
fr-CA French (Canada) Laxatif à l'ispaghul
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Ispaghula lahtisti
Synonyms: Psyllium
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Ispágula (Ispaghula laxative)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Ispaghula lassativa
Synonyms: Ispaghula (Ispaghula lassative)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Ispaghula laxative
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Ispaghula laxative
Synonyms: Подорожник яйцевидный (Ispaghula laxative)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Ispaghula laxative
fr-BE French (Belgium) Laxatif à l'ispaghula
Synonyms: k72