Plantago ovata

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Plantago ovata
Plantago ovata form.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
Species: 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 (known as blond plantain,[1] desert Indianwheat (इसबगोल) , blond psyllium) is a medicinal plant native to Western Asia and Southern Asia. The plant can be found growing wild in the southwestern United States, where it is considered a possibly introduced species.[2]

It is a common source of psyllium seed husks, a material used as dietary fiber.[3]

Other names[edit]

Blond Plantago, Che Qian Zi, Dietary Fiber, Englishman's Foot, Indian Plantago, Ispágula, Isabgola, Isabgul, Ispagol, Pale Psyllium, Plantaginis Ovatae Semen, Plantaginis Ovatae Testa, Plantago decumbens, Plantago ispaghula, Ispaghula, Psilio, Psillium Blond, Psyllium, Psyllium Husk, Sand Plantain, Spogel.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
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  3. ^ Medlineplus. Blond psyllium (a.k.a. Plantago ovata). Effectiveness, interactions with medications, etc.

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