Ispabgol in English is known asPsyllium Husk, the main ingredient in Metamucil (A supplement of fiber that reduces constipation). Native to Asia, North Africa, and the Mediterranean region, Psyllium Husk also helps clear toxins from the digestive stretch.
The husk extracted from the Isabgol seeds is used in pharmaceutical preparations. When consumed, it attracts water as it gets into the digestive tract and becomes a gel-like substance. The high fibre content slows down digestion and allows the body to absorb more nutrients from food. It helps with a wide range of health issues and has many benefits.
Common Isabgol benefits include the following:
Removes toxins from the body
Adds a protective lining to the stomach that helps in curing acidity
Adds volume to the stool while softening it for easy passage
Promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria
Absorbs extra water from the stool
Regulates cholesterol levels
Regulates sugar level
Lowers blood pressure
Read on to know more about other benefits of Isabgol for your health.
Isabgol uses in the following conditions are beneficial:
Irritable bowel problems
Inflammatory bowel diseases like Ulcerative Colitis
Isabgol Nutritional Value
Ispaghol is high in fiber. It has 30-70% of insoluble and soluble fibers. The 100 gm Ispaghol calorie content includes: