You might have heard about isabgol from your granny and grandfather or you might have seen them using it. Isabgol helps in constipation, diarrhea, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight loss. How? Let’s know.
You might have heard about isabgol from your granny and grandfather or you might have seen them using it. Isn’t the common thought that strikes your mind is we are going to talk about constipation in this article? But no there are several other benefits of isabgol that you don’t know.
The other name of this is psyllium husk which being a soluble fiber able to pass through digestive system, it absorbs water and become a viscous compound that benefits not only constipation but diarrhea, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight loss. How? Let’s know.
1. Cure constipation
Isabgoal is used as bulk-forming laxative. Which work by binding to partially digested food that passes through the stomach. As it’s hygroscopic in nature it helps in absorbing water from intestine and help in improving the consistency of the stools.
2. Treat diarrhea
Isabgol also helps to relive diarrhea by absorbing water and improving stool thickness and slow down its passage through the colon.
3. Reduces the blood sugar level
Isabgol has natural fiber supplement and gelatin substance which slows down the breaking down and absorption of glucose in body. Psyllium also decreases serum glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin significantly in diabetic patients. It’s recommended to take it with food so it has a greater effect on blood sugar level.
4. Weight loss
Isabgol fiber forms a viscous compound that helps in controlling the appetite, controlling eating desire and cleanses colon. It also helps in proper digestion of food.
5. Prevent heart disease
As being hygroscopic in nature the isabgol absorbs the cholesterol. It works by promoting the removal of bile acids from the body. It lowers LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol significantly. It also cleanses the stomach and intestine wall from excess deposition of toxins and oily substance.
6. Relive acidity
Isabgol works as wonder herb, which creates a protective wall of the stomach and reduces excessive secretion of digestive acid. This gives you relive from blotting stomach and acidity.
7. Probiotic effect
Basically probiotics are non-digestible compound that helps in nourishing the intestinal bacteria and make them grow. Isabgol have probiotic effect which is effective in treating ulcerative colitis and crohn’s diseases.
Side effects of taking isabgol
Its rare to see any severe side effect of isabgol so it can be taken safely ,just make sure you are not taking overdose of it and take it after soaking it in liquid otherwise it may cause choking.
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