Diferences psylium husk-plantago lanceolata

jure

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Hy I am new here.
I am vondering what is the diference betveen psylium husk SEEDS and plantago seeds? Can I use plantago seeds like psylium husk?
 
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Hi @jure. Interesting question!

Plantago
is a genus, not a species. It covers around 200 species. So a plantago seed could be any one of approximately 200 plant seeds.

The psyllium seed you describe comes specifically from the species plant plantago ovata, of the genus plantago. I presume you are asking about it because it is a source of dietary fibre or for herbalism.

You could indeed use a non-specific 'plantago seed' because, as far as I am aware, all plantago seeds are edible. However there is a difference between a seed and a husk - in terms of what each achieve.

If you are asking about plantago lanceolata, it's normally taken for its leaves. You can eat the seeds, however: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Plantago+lanceolata

Hope this helps.
 
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Can I then use the Plantago seeds like psylium husk or not?
 

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Hello Jure.

I have to say I've never hear of those seeds before. I couldn't say whether you could or not, sorry!