Isabgol is an excellent home remedy for constipation. It is also known as Psyllium seed husk or ispaghula.
Isabgol absorbs water and swells up to give increased bulk in the intestine. It also increases the moisture content of the stools. This promotes the normal peristaltic movements and the bowel mobility. Isabgol is the age-old medicine used in ayurveda for the treatment of problems associated with constipation. Most of the people do not get sufficient amount of fiber form the daily diet. As a result more than 75% of the population are overweight and have problems related to indigestion, gastritis, high cholesterol levels and some times may also be the cause for colon cancer.
The fiber present in Isabgol is soluble in nature. This fiber is different from the other type of fibers such as wheat bran and cellulose, which are insoluble. The fiber present in Isabgol helps to control the blood cholesterol levels. Isabgol forms a thin layer on the intestines and prevents the absorption of cholesterol in to the arteries. Thus the cholesterol levels in the body is maintained. Isabgol also helps to prevent heart attacks by regulating the serum cholesterol. It also helps to regulate the blood glucose levels and insulin response by decreasing the absorption of fats and glucose.
Isabgol also helps to clean the gastro intestinal tract by removing the toxins present there along with the bulk. Thus the toxins are excreted from the body. Isabgol also helps to prevent indigestion, and flatulence. It removes any material, which may cause intestinal obstruction. Isabgol helps to prevent lethargy and gives a feeling of well being and good health.
Isabgol is recommended for relief of problems associated with chronic constipation such as piles, fissures and fistulas. Isabgol helps to moisten the hard stools and brings down the burning sensation after defecation. It helps to reduce strain during defecation in persons suffering from cardio vascular diseases, hernia and pregnancy.
Isabgol is rich in fiber, including it in diet may solve lots of health issues.
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