Plantago ovata

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Plantago ovata
Plantago ovata form.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
P. ovata
Binomial name
Plantago ovata
  • Plantago brunnea Morris
  • Plantago fastigiata Morris
  • Plantago gooddingii A.Nels. & Kennedy
  • Plantago insularis Eastw.
  • Plantago minima A.Cunningham
Plantago ovata in Ab Pakhsh

Plantago ovata, known by many common names including blond plantain,[1] desert Indianwheat,[2] blond psyllium,[3] and ispagol,[3] is native to the Mediterranean region and naturalized in central, eastern, and south Asia and North America.[4]

It is a common source of psyllium, a type of dietary fiber.[5] Psyllium seed husks are indigestible and are a source of soluble fiber which may be fermented into butyric acid – a short-chain fatty acid – by butyrate-producing bacteria.[6]

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  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ USDA PLANTS, retrieved 10 June 2016
  3. ^ a b USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 10 June 2016
  4. ^ "Plantago ovata in Flora of China @". Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  5. ^ Medlineplus. Blond psyllium (Plantago ovata)
  6. ^ Jovanovski, Elena; Yashpal, Shahen; Komishon, Allison; et al. (15 September 2018). "Effect of psyllium (Plantago ovata) fiber on LDL cholesterol and alternative lipid targets, non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials". The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 108 (5): 922–932. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqy115. ISSN 0002-9165. PMID 30239559.

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