Isabgol or psyllium husk is a commonly used Indian home remedy. So much so, that is used for treating constipation, diarrhea and the symptoms of anal fissures. Known as a common remedy for effective weight loss and clearing out the toxins from the stomach, isabgol has many more benefits for your health.
· Reliving Constipating : It is a natural laxative which helps relieve constipation. It works by expanding in the stomach and pushing out the contents from the body. Also, as the medicine is hygroscopic in nature, it absorbs moisture from the surroundings to moisten the hardened stools.
· Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System : It is known for clearing the stomach wall and making it toxin free. It also clears the passage for the movement of food through the intestines to maintain a healthy digestive system. If taken regularly, the medicine also acts as a digestive stimulant. It provides relief in stomach ulcers, acidity amoebic colitis, gastric issues and other digestive problems.
· Regulating Blood Glucose Level : the medicine contains gelatine that helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar or glucose in the body. Therefore, it helps diabetic people by reducing their blood glucose levels.
· Improving Cholesterol Level : It also helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the blood. To achieve optimum cholesterol level, it absorbs the cholesterol and forms a thin layer in the intestines. This, in turn, limits the further absorption of cholesterol from the food.