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VediCana Isabgol(Psyllium Husk)

Isabgol, also known as Psyllium husk, is a powerful herb which has laxative properties and is extremely beneficial for irritable bowel moments. VediCana Isabgol powder contains a high amount of soluble as well as insoluble natural fibers important for a healthy digestive system and gut health.

Nutritional Value:

The nutrients present in Psyllium husk are as follows:

  • Nutrient Percentage (%)
  • Protein          0.94
  • Albumin       35.8
  • Globulin       23.9
  • Prolamin       11.7
  • Total Carb.   84.98
  • Benefits of Isabgol.

    Manage Constipation : Isabgol acts as an emollient and lubricant agent which increases moisture content of stools and helps smooth passage of stools.

    Manage Bowel Disease : Anaerobic fermentation of isabgol fibre in the intestines results in a large production of metabolites, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and in turn control and check Bowel diseases.

    Manage Haemorrhoids : Since Isabgol helps in dealing with both constipation and loose stools, it would also help in managing haemorrhoids and less chances of bleeding.

    Reduce Cholesterols : Besides its traditional use in consti-pation, husk can lower down the abnormal LDL level up to the normal which is the causative factor for different prob- lems eg. Hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, low body work-ing efficiency etc. If one consume 5-10 grams of soluble fibres daily, it will reduce 5-10 points of cholesterol level. It promotes the breakdown and absorption of bad cholesterol. An optimal level of cholesterol prevents heart problems and supports the body’s healthy functioning.->Click2source

    Managing Type II Diabetes. : Studies on a population with type II diabetes have shown that isabgol husk effectively improved glycaemic and lipid control after meals. As per study, a daily intake of 5 gm of Isabgol twice a day can control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.->Click2source

    Fot Weight Loss : Isabgol slows down the stomach-emptying process which makes one feel satiated and reduces appetite. It is best to consume 1-2 teaspoons of isabgol powder in a glass of water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to it, and consume it early in the morning on an empty stomach to reduce weight. ->Click2source

    Benefits for Skin

    Isabgol benefits the skin as it

    • Helps with acne and pimples

    • Unclogs pores

    • Prevents whiteheads and blackheads

    • Reduces inflammation

    • Treats skin irritation and insect bites

    Benefits for Hair : Psyllium husk benefits hair by removing harmful toxins from the body and boosting digestion.

    Psyllium Husk Powder Uses:

    • Take 1-2 teaspoons mixed in a glass of water before meals, two times a day, or as prescribed by the doctor.

    Side Effects: Though Isabgol is minimal side effects however sufficient fluid has to be taken along with advised dose by Family Physicians. Prescribed drugs are advised to be taken separately from isabgol to reduce the interaction possibilities. Consuming isabgol husk in the long term can reduce the absorption of vitamin B12, zinc, iron, magnesium and copper. It may also affect calcium absorption.