About Isabgol Powder?
Isabgol powder is a husk of seeds of the plant, ‘Plantago Ovato’, which in turn is a herb, native to Asia, North Africa, and the Mediterranean region. Isabgol is present in the Fibre Laxative category consisting of insoluble and soluble fiber. It is a good dietary supplement primarily supporting digestion.
Ultra Isabgol Powder: This ayurvedic medicine relieves constipation, diarrhea, and digestive disorders. In a few instances, it may cure high cholesterol and diabetes. It has gentle, cooling, laxative, and diuretic properties, proving various health benefits.
Health Benefits of Isabgol Powder
Isabgol seeds are a perfect tonic for the stomach, besides being sweet, mucilaginous, laxative, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant. Isabgol is useful and beneficial as follows:
Isabgol Powder for Constipation:
Isabgol powder is a natural laxative that helps relieve constipation. It expands in the stomach and pushes out the waste contents from the body. Also, it is hygroscopic and absorbs moisture from the surroundings thereby moistening the hardened stools.
When consumed with curd, it can help cure diarrhea. The mixture cures the stomach infection and hardens the loose stool to provide relief in diarrhea.
Healthy Digestive System Maintenance:
Powder of Isabgol is known for stomach wall clearing and making it free from toxins. It also clears the food pipe for food movement through the intestines towards the maintenance of a healthy digestive system. If regularly taken, the medicine performs as a digestive stimulant. It relieves stomach ulcers, acidity, amoebic colitis, gastric issues, and other problems of digestion.
Regulating Blood Glucose Level:
The medicine contains gelatin that helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar or glucose in the body. Therefore, diabetic people can reduce their blood glucose levels with the help of the same.
Improving Cholesterol Level:
It lowers blood cholesterol levels. For the achievement of optimum cholesterol level, cholesterol is absorbed and a thin layer is formed in the intestines. In turn, this limits the further cholesterol absorption from the food.
Common Dosage of Isabgol Powder
- Males – 38 grams per day
- Females – 25 grams per day
- Pregnant Ladies – 28 grams per day
- Nursing Mothers – 29 grams per day
- 1 to 3 years – 19 grams daily
- 4 to 8 years – 25 grams daily
- 9 to 13 years – 31 grams daily for males and 26 grams daily for females
- 14 to 18 years – 38 grams daily for males and 26 grams daily for female
What are the Side Effects of Isabgol Powder?
Isabgol on the whole shows no major side effects. However, an Overdose of Isabgol powder may cause adverse effects. Overdose consumption of this medicine may result in dehydration, constipation, vitamin deficiency, and bloating or gastric problems. it may show certain side effects. These include:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal Cramps
Precautions and Warnings – When to Avoid Isabgol Powder?
Isabgol is an ayurvedic medicine that shows no major side effects. But, if excessively consumed, overdosage may cause:
It is hygroscopic. By moving down through the digestive system, it consumes the moisture along its way which leads to an increased water requirement. Hence, patients must be careful in boosting their water intake while taking in Isabgol.
It tends to absorb moisture. By absorbing moisture from the digestive tract, the stool may be hardened that becomes difficult to pass through. Thus the patient should consume the dosage as per the leaflet recommendation. Overdose must be avoided.
Bloating and Gas:
If a patient experiences bloating or gas after taking it, it means that he or she has enhanced the fiber intake faster than the body can comfortably adjust. In such cases, the patient should advisably do some alteration in the dosage.
Fat-Soluble Vitamin Deficiency:
Isabgol forms a thin cholesterol layer in the intestines, so it may limit certain fat-soluble vitamins absorption and leads to the deficiency of same. Therefore, the patient should follow the dosage instructions as per the leaflet prescription.
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