Common Name: Psyllium Husk, Sheeta Beeja, Ashvakarna
Botanical Name: Plantago ovata
Active Agents: Mucilage and albumin which is present in the husk. This mucilage is composed of xylose, arabinose, galacturonic acid, etc.
Uses of Isabgol
Constipation: Soak two tablespoons of isabgol in milk or water and have it before going to bed.
Diarrhea: In case of diarrhea, take 2 teaspoonful of husk with cold water mixed with lemon juice.
Diabetes: Take isabgol bhusi to regulate blood sugar levels.
Blood Pressure: Isabgol shows blood pressure lowering properties and is useful in hypertension.