Psyllium plant scientifically known as plantago ovata has gained importance as a traditional medicine
throughout the world due to its best medicinal properties.
Locally known as isabgol or isabhghula is now cultivated on large scale
in western India. Recently it has gained agricultural importance
because of its wide use in pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food grade
Morphologically psyllium is a bushy herb growing in sandy, salty soil, is believed to be native
to Asia, the Mediterrian Region and North Africa.
have characteristic of mucilage formation on catching humidity.
Psyllium is cool, laxative, antidiuretic, soothing, harmless,
antiacidic, emollient, demulesent, stabilizer,
Due to these properties it is largely used in pharmaceutical industry, food preparations, ayurvedic medicine, unani remedies, preparation of crude drugs, etc.
A natural remedy for constipation, regulates bowel
functions by stimulating nutritional program of digestive system.
contents natural fibers which are part of healthy regimen and has
ability to decrease symptoms of fatigue loss of energy and other
severe health problems.
Natural bulk forming laxative .
to reduce risk of heart attack by decreasing serum cholesterol
through proper excretion of bile acids.
helps in eliminating accumulated toxic, chemicals and excessive
waste products from the body.
is found to lower serum total cholesterol by 8.9%, LDL cholesterol
by 13% and all-day and postlunch postprandial glucose where lowered
by 11% and 19.2% after 8 weeks of 5.1 gm psyllium in a randomized
controlled study of 34 men with type-2 diabetes. (Pubmed - Anderson
A double-blind trial
reported that 7 grams of psyllium, an herb high in fiber, taken
three times daily reduced the pain and bleeding associated with
hemorrhoids.(Moesgaard F, Nielsen ML, Hansen JB, Knudsen JT.
High-fiber diet reduces bleeding and pain in patients with
hemorrhoids. Dis Colon Rectum 1982;25:454–6).
in total cholesterol (3.2%), LDL (5.4%) was found at 16.5 gm/day
dosage of psyllium for 3 months in study with 83
hypercholesterolaemia patients. (Pubmed - Tai 1999)
constipation was improved by taking psyllium, 15-30 gm/day for 6
weeks in a study of 149 patients (Pubmed - Voderholzer 1997)
Alabaster O, Tang ZC, Frost
A, Sivapurkar N. Potential synergism between wheat brain and
psyllium: enhanced inhibition of colon cancer. Cancer Lett.
Ashraf W, Park F, Lof J,
Quigley EM. Effects of psyllium therapy on stool characteristics,
colon transit and anorectal function in chronic idiopathic
constipation. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 1995;9:639–647.
of children with acute diarrheal diseases was faster than WHO-ORS
(5.3 hr, n=117), with 50gm/liter of psyllium powderand 3.5 gm/litre
NaCl (4.9 hr, n=121). (Pubmed - Arias 1997)
McRorie JW, Daggy BP, Morel
JG, Diersing PS, Miner PB, Robinson M. Psyllium is superior to
docusate sodium for treatment of chronic constipation. Aliment
Pharmacol Ther. 1998;12:491–497.
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Key advantages of
Best natural laxative effect without colic pain
toxic or harmful chemical / reagents
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Complete colon cleanse
eliminates toxic waste
Increases energy, improves
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Nourishes the five main
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