Psyllium seeds husk, commonly known as ispaghol in Pakistan, is a form of edible fiber which is widely used in Asia due to its plethora of benefits. It is a vital source of soluble and insoluble fiber, with almost eight times more soluble content than that found in oat’s bran. This potent herb grows around the world including Pakistan but is most commonly found in India, hence they remain the largest producers of it. The inner seeds of this herb are rich in fatty acids and starches which make it an exceptional natural additive. Ispaghol ka chilka or the outer coating is ground into mucilage which simply put is clear, colorless dietary fiber which is beneficial for both human and animal health. Psyllium husk is mostly made up of 85% carbohydrates, the remainder is plant ash, protein and fats.
Used as a natural dietary supplement, it maintains and improves regular GI transit to ease constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Ispaghol ki bhusi is a household name in Pakistan and is usually considered the number one remedy for an upset stomach, its benefits extend well beyond that. In fact, psyllium husk is known as a potent natural ingredient for the treatment of various ailments, for immediate results with zero side effects.
If you believe variety is the spice of life, then choose one of the many delicious flavors Herbion Naturals has to offer. Our range includes Fruit Punch, Orange, Lemon and Natural. Each flavor comes in a convenient sachet and a jar. Made to perfection, Herbion Ispaghol is made using nothing but the goodness of nature to give you the very best for optimal health. Continue reading to discover numerous benefits you can reap from ispaghol husk:
Psyllium husk is beneficial for adding to your diet on the regular for improving overall digestive health. It helps soak up water in your gut which reduces bloating and improves bowel movements while promoting regularity without increasing flatulence. Psyllium is a prebiotic essential for healthy colonies to grow in the gut. Healthy colonies of good bacteria are potent for the promotion of healthy immune functionality. This enables your body to better ward off infections, reduce inflammation and maintain cells and tissues.
How to consume psyllium husk for improved digestion?
Take Herbion Ispaghol regularly with milk after meals. Be sure to drink fast as it starts to harden and swell.
Looking fit is the best thing you can possibly do for yourself. Healthy weight is a concern for a lot of people especially those who struggle with weight gain. In a study published by the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in 2010 it was observed that dietary fiber intake of psyllium may improve serum lipid levels, lower blood pressure, reduce indicators of inflammation, alleviate serum glucose levels and aid weight loss. Ispaghol husk is low in calories, just 2 tablespoons contain 32 calories and since it absorbs liquid in the body, it can give a feeling of being full, especially when you mix it in water as it swells up to 10 times its actual size. This helps curb food intake. Additionally, since this fiber is a good colon cleanser, it supports gastrointestinal health, aids weight loss and supports in building a strong immune system.
How to consume Ispaghol for weight loss?
Take Herbion Ispaghol with warm water and lemon juice. Stir and drink on an empty stomach.
Ispaghol for Diarrhea
Psyllium husk works exceptionally well in treating diarrhea as it lessens the severity and frequency of the condition by slowing down movements of the intestines to reduce bowel movements. It further absorbs excess liquid present in the intestines which helps add bulk to stool. In a study published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences in 2011 on living mice and the guts of rabbits and pigs. It was observed that psyllium husk treated constipation in mice while stimulating muscarinic and 5-HT4 receptors of the gut. When this husk was given to mice with diarrhea, transit time would slow down and consistency of stool improved. Receptor pathways also changed in these mice, specifically blocking calcium ion channels and activation of NO-cGMP pathways which collectively hinder gut flow.
How to consume psyllium husk for diarrhea?
Mix 2 teaspoons of any flavor of Herbion Ispaghol in yogurt and consume after meals. Have it twice a day for best results.
Relief from Acidity
If you have experienced heartburn or acidity, psyllium husk is a vital natural cure. Husk conceals the stomach lining with an absorbent protective layer which safeguards it from burning and irritation caused by acidity. Additionally, since it aids proper digestion and secretion of stomach acids, ispaghol also lowers the frequency of acidity episodes. Furthermore, it even aids digestion and minimizes the abnormal release of digestive acid.
How to consume ispaghol for acidity?
Mix ispaghol with cold water or milk and drink after meals.
Herbion Ispaghol is a potent cure for constipation since it has hygroscopic properties which help absorb water from the digestive tract and improve consistency of stools. As long as you have a good intake of water, psyllium can soften stool. This aids in the treatment of constipation. Though constipation is not a chronic disorder, if left untreated, it can lead to stomach aches and unwanted discomfort.
How to take psyllium husk to ease constipation?
Mix 2 tablespoons of ispaghol in a glass of warm or hot milk and drink before bed.
Benefits for Diabetes
Our natural ispaghol works as a phenomenal home remedy for diabetes. Since blood glucose levels peak after meals and most diabetics have trouble keeping this within acceptable levels. Diabetics often use diabetes-exchange lists, glycemic index or carbohydrates counting to help plan their diets which can help limit blood glucose levels spiraling out of control. Adding just 5.1 grams of ispaghol husk to each lunch and dinner can help people manage Type 2 diabetes and improve their postprandial and after-meal blood glucose levels. Ispaghol works by slowing down the process of absorption and breakdown of glucose into the human body which helps in managing Type 2 diabetes.
How to consume ispaghol for diabetes?
Mix Herbion ispaghol in a glass of water and have it soon after meals.