Psyllium (lat. Plantago ovata) is the seed of the plantain family plantago afra and plantago indica. These resemble the native ribwort herb. The small seeds that jump during the ripening process are strongly reminiscent of fleas jumping around, hence the name psyllium. The taste of psyllium seeds is neutral and therefore versatile. In particular, the husk of the psyllium seed is consumed with pleasure. The husks contain abundant mucilage and dietary fiber. Psyllium husks have strong swelling properties and are also used as a binding agent in gluten-free foods. Due to this property, it is important to take psyllium husks with sufficient liquid to avoid intestinal obstruction.