**PSYLLIUM HUSK: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?** Psyllium seed husks, also known as ispaghula, isabgol, or psyllium, are portions of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, (genus Plantago), a native of India and Pakistan. They are hygroscopic, which allows them to expand and become mucilaginous. Psyllium seed ... a breeding ground for the development of Candida. It is important to take a lot of fiber, and psyllium is the best way to reduce the transit time.