Documented effect of Psyllium husk

Over the years several studies have been carried out on Psyllium husk’s effect on different illnesses and below you will find a list of some of these studies relevant to HUSK® Psyllium-husk:

HUSK® Psyllium-husk is approved as an herbal medicine for relieve of a number of digestive disorders as well as elevated cholesterol levels – and with good reason.

We have collected a list of scientific studies on Psyllium husk’s effect on the following conditions:

  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Constipation & slow bowel
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Diarrhoea

Study abstracts

We have summarised the studies in abstracts to make it easier for you to read. You find the abstracts by clicking on the studies below. To receive the full study, please contact us at info(at)

Elevated cholesterol levels:

Psyllium husk has a positive effect on lowering cholesterol levels.

“Cholestrol-Lowering Effects of Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid for Hypercholesterolemic Men”

“Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Different Bulk-Forming Hydrophilic Fibres as Adjuncts to Dietary Therapy in Mild to Moderate Hypercholesterolemia”


Psyllium husk is more effective to simple constipation than Lactulose and other laxatives.

“A Multi-centre, General practice Comparison of Ispaghula Husk with Lactulose and Other Laxatives in the Treatment of Simple Constipation”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome):

Psyllium husk can help relieve symptoms of IBS.

“Double blind study of Ispaghula in irritable bowel syndrome”


Psyllium husk can normalise stool to chronic and acute diarrhoea.

“Use of Psyllium in the Management of Chronic Nonspecific Diarrhea in Childhood”

“Die Behandlung der akuten und chronischen Diarrhö mit Agiocur”