Ispaghol Husk (Psyllium) is obtained from Plantago ovata. It’s harmless and is a natural source of non-starch highly soluble carbohydrate fiber particularly intended for the treatment of constipation and bacillary dysentery.
Psyllium Husk for Constipation and High Cholesterol
It is most common complaint of mankind and habitual chronic constipation is by far the commonest. The medicines for constipation like Liquid Paraffin hinder the proper assimilation and absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. There is no such problem related with Psyllium husk.
Psyllium husk is also an excellent and easy therapy in patients with intestinal amoebiases, ulcerative colitis and other ano-rectal disease. Latest researches had shown that Psyllium husk also haves the ability to counter ailments like hypercholesterolemia and obesity.
How Psyllium Husk Works in Body?
Psyllium husk absorbs a large quantity of water and assumes a mucilaginous form that provides soothing and protective effect to the intestinal walls and seizes the wastes of the organisms as well as carbohydrate and excessive lipoic and cholesterol molecules. The National Cholesterol Education Program and Adult Treatment Guidelines of USA had strongly recommended Psyllium Husk as an effective remedy for the treatment of patients with high cholesterol level.
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) belongs to a group of soluble fibers which includes pectins, mucilages, certain hemicelluloses and potassium that show cholesterol lowering effect when added to the diet.
How to Use Psyllium Husk?
For constipation use Psyllium husk with lukewarm milk at night and for dysentery use it with yogurt. You can also use it with milk, fruit juices and other foods.
Usual dosage for adults is two happed teaspoonful with a glass of water 2-3 times a day.
- Never chew the Psyllium husk but swallow it.
- Do not give to infants.
- Never use it in case of indigestion.
Psyllium husk (Plantago ovata) is a best natural remedy and source lowering cholesterol and also best for proper bowel regulation.