Isabgol (Psyllium Husk) : Benefits, Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Price

1What is Isabgol

Isabgol (Psyllium Husk) is the seed of the plant Plantago Ovata (Genus Plantago). The plant has long and narrow leaves and its seeds are arranged in a way similar to that of wheat. It is a herb that is native to Asia, the Mediterranean region and North Africa. Psyllium is a rabi crop that requires cool, sunny and dry weather to grow and 5-6 months to get harvest ready. Isabgol contains insoluble and soluble fibre that acts as a good dietary supplement and aids in digestion.

Psyllium husk contains 70% soluble fibre and 30% insoluble fibre. It is a known remedy to clear out toxins from your body. Isabgol is primarily used for medicinal purposes and has a myriad of health benefits. The soluble fibre in Isabgol helps in reducing the risk of health issues like constipation, cholesterol, diarrhea, regulates blood sugar level and more.

Check out Hindi translation of this article - Isabgol in Hindi


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