Psyllium plant scientifically known as Plantago ovata has gained high importance as a traditional medicine in the world due to its medicinal properties. Locally it is known as isabgol or isabhghula and is now cultivated on huge scale in India. Lately, isabgol has increased agricultural importance for its wide use in pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food-grade industries worldwide. In terms of structure, psyllium is a bushy herb growing in sandy, salty soil and is believed to be native to Asia, the Mediterranean region and North Africa. Psyllium seeds have characteristic of thick, gluey substance formation on catching humidity. Due to these properties, it is largely used in the pharmaceutical industry, food preparations, ayurvedic medicine, unani remedies, preparation of crude drugs, etc.
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Following are the benefits of Isabgol:
- Cures constipation
Isabgol is a good remedy that has been used as a laxative for ages to relieve constipation. The insoluble fiber present in Isabgol causes the stool to soften and expand, which improves gut movement.
- Reduces cholesterol
According to various health experts, hygroscopic properties of Isabgol help in reducing cholesterol from the blood. It forms a thin layer in the intestines that prevents the absorption of cholesterol from food and efficiently helps in lowering cholesterol.
- Aids in weight loss
Isabghula helps you feel full for a long duration, thus helping curb unwanted food cravings. Consuming Isabgol powder mixed with water and lemon juice helps in aiding in weight loss when consumed on an empty stomach in the morning.
- Relieves diarrhea
When consumed with curd, isabgol works as an effective remedy in relieving the symptoms of loose stools. Isabgol fibers help in hardening the stools which helps when you suffer from diarrhea.
- Boosts digestion
Packed with both soluble and insoluble fibres, Isabgol helps in regularizing bowel movement by clearing the passage for the movement of food through the intestines in your stomach. Consuming 2 teaspoons of Isabgol in a glass of buttermilk and consume it before going to bed helps in boosting digestion.
- Regulates blood sugar
Isabgol is a great food to control diabetics due to its gelatine content that slows the breakdown and absorption of glucose into the body. It thus helps in controlling the amount of blood sugar in the body.
- Cures acidity
In case you are suffering from acidity, Isabgol comes to the rescue. It protects the stomach lining from acidity by forming a layer.