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What is Isabgol or Psyllium husk and its benefits

Updated on November 9, 2015

From centuries Isabgol or Psyllium husk has been used in curing stomach related problem. However you will be surprised to know that it has other benefits also.In this hub I will try to give every details of Isabgol

What is isabgol

Isabgol or Psyllium husk is seed of plantago ovata plant that has green leaves like aloevera. It has big flower which like wheat which contains psyllium seeds. Psyllium husk other name is Isabgol and Plantago Ovata Husk .It is cultivated in Gujarat, Rajasthan and some countries in middle east, and in African countries. Isabgol is very rich in fibre content. It has more fibre than any vegetables like Horese radish, spinach.

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Benefits of psyllium husks fibre in constipation

Due to hectic life and irregular eating habit, constipation has become common name now. For curing constipation, take one or 2 teaspoonful of isabgol in one glass of water. Mix it well and drink it.You will be relived from constipation. As I have told you that isabgol is rich in fibre content.Therefore it does’nt digest and makes stool soft which is easy to pass.

Psyllium husk fibre For Diarrhea

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In diarrhea ,person has water like stool. For curing diarrhea , mix one to 2 teaspoonful of Psyllium husk in curd and take it. Take it 2 ,3 times in a day. In diarrhea, isabgol soaks up water thus makes stool hard.

Psyllium Husk for Diabetes

Psyllium husk is also used in lowering the cholesterol level. In diabetes, cholestral level becomes high. Therefore it lowers it and bring insulin at optimum level. For using it,just mix 2 teaspoon or as required in your daily diet.

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Psyllium Husk for Weight Loss

Psyllium husk also used for losing weight. What it does, it reduces your appetite and make you feel that your stomach is full. While taking meal,just mix husk in water or salad and see the result.

Lower Blood Pressure

Fiber content in your food lower the risk of heart attack.Psyllium husk is rich in fibre brings the cholesterol at optimum level

Side effect of isabgol

Although there is no severe side effect of isabgol,yet you should drink 4 to 5 glass of water while taking Isabgol. As It soaks water and makes Isabgol thick. Another point is that for maximum benefit, it should be taken in night.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Rahul, It good to know there is a natural cure for stomach problems. Too many chemical pills are bad for your liver. Thanks for sharing.

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      rahul 2 years ago from India

      Thanks kadampsyllium,there are any herbal herbs like Psyllium husk that we can use in our life.It is heartening to know that you have liked this post.

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      rahul 2 years ago from India

      Thanks Mayank Patel,there are any herbal herbs like Psyllium husk that we can use in our life.It is heartening to know that you have liked this post.

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      kadampsyllium 2 years ago

      Nice blog and attractive information. I like your blog and your work.

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      Mayank Patel 2 years ago

      Thanks for the marvelous posting! I definitely really liked every bit of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new things on your site.

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      rahul 2 years ago from India

      thanks sujaya venkatesh for such nice gesture

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      a useful hub

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      Aun 2 years ago

      I m 17 years old n my doctors tell me to take sat isabgol powder because every after 6 7 pm I m not in every day behaviour I feel very unconcious n very confuse I have a pain near upper side od stomach or at left side of stomach n lower sude if heart so I want u to tell me that should I use this product or it will cure me?

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      dip 2 years ago

      In my view it helps body in absorbing more water which is good for those who find it difficult. e.g. I often found that i was running more often than others to washroom , after I take isabgol it seems to be absorbed better. I have dry skin condition and this water attracting quality seems to be useful in such cases.

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      rahul 2 years ago from India

      Thanks ajay for this question.In night mix one or two spoon of isabgol in a glass of water,mix it well and take it while sleeping

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      ajay 2 years ago

      I am suffering with colitis what should I eat how we use isabgol

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      rahul 3 years ago from India

      no,as you have read that it is helpful in losing weight.For gaining weight,you can eat banana by mixing it in milk

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      harsh 3 years ago

      Is isbgol weight gainer

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      rahul 3 years ago from India

      Thanks vocalcoach for your encouraging comment. Isabgol is naturally very useful herb

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I voted this informative and helpful hub up. The ratings are useful, awesome and interesting. I will also share with others. Isabgol sounds like a good powder to have on hand. Thank you.

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      3 years ago

      Can I take isbgul husk wt chapati

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      ashish kukreja 4 years ago

      Isabgol in my view is cleanser,keeps you fit,light and also controls weight. taking two spoons of isabgol half an hour before dinner is more helpful. Try out.