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Psyllium Husk Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Psyllium Husk
Glycemic Index / Load
Psyllium Seed Husk, Spogel Seed Husk
Botanical Name
Plantago Ovata Forsk, Plantago Family
Hindi Name

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Psyllium Husk Cures

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Action of Psyllium Husk

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Psyllium Husk

Nature of
Psyllium Husk


Parts Used

Husk or Seed Coat, Seed

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Psyllium Husk

Interactions with drugs:
Do not consume Psyllium within two hours of taking any other supplements or medications. It delays their absorption into the bloodstream.
Psyllium Husk is high in fiber which reduces the effectiveness of Carbamazepine and reduces the absorption of Digoxin.
Psyllium husk interact with lithium which decreases the effectiveness of lithium.
Avoid taking Psyllium Husk with Warfin. It may increase the risk of blood clotting.
Psyllium husk is very much effective in case of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. When Psyllium Husk is taken along with Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive medication the regular monitoring of blood sugar and blood pressure is a must. If you notice the levels dropping below the normal range, reduce the dosage of Psyllium Husk.
Psyllium can make tetracycline antibiotics less effective.
Psyllium absorbs water. Never put the dry husks in the mouth.
They may choke you. Always add them to a glass of water and then drink.
Drink additional six to eight glasses of fluid a day. Inadequate fluid consumption may cause Intestinal blockage.
It may cause Nausea, Difficulty in Breathing, Vomiting, Stomach Ache, Gas, Headache, Backache and Sinus Problems.

Avoid if you have :
Difficulty in Swallowing
Digestive issues like Bowel problems, Spasms, Faeces in the Intestine and Constipation.
If you are having a surgery within two weeks.
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Psyllium Husk is a shrub.
It is an annual.
It grows in a cool climate.
It grows up to 46 Cm.
The husk is used for medicinal purposes.
Best used for Constipation and Diarrhea.


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Materia Medica for Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk General

Psyllium Husk is Isabgol in Hindi.
It effectively maintains the Body Weight. It reduces Hunger Craving and helps to overcome Obesity. It improves satiety in 30 to 60 minutes.
It is used to treat Constipation and Diarrhea. It acts as a Bulking agent. It is used as an Additive to add bulk to the food. It is particularly used in weight reducing foods to increase the sense of satiety.
It is a good herbal cure for Stomach Problems like Bloating and Flatulence.
It is favorable in curbing High Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Level.
Psyllium Husk reduces the probability of encountering Heart ailments.
Its Laxative property helps in balancing the body Cholesterol.
It lowers the possibility of encountering Colon Cancer.
It helps in improvising Bowel Movements and thus treats Constipation.
It treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
It treats the problem of Anal Fissure and Piles.
It alleviates Dehydration and Diarrhea.
It expands the Cervix at the time of Childbirth.
Caution : Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords : Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Problems, Cholesterol, Stomach Problems, Colon Cancer, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anal Fissure, Piles, Dehydration, Diarrhea.

Psyllium Seed Husk General

It maybe confusing to the general reader that Psyllium Seed Husk is consumed in different ways for different ailments. But it is true and has been used as such, with beneficial results, for hundreds of years. The husk has a different action on the human body when taken with different food items at different times.
In the West, the husk is ground and flavored. It is sold under different brands. In the East, it is taken natural form.
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Psyllium Seed Husk for Diarrhea

Take 3 teaspoons of Psyllium Seed Husk in a cup. Add water and a little sugar. Mix well. Eat it. Follow it with half a cup of yoghourt. Repeat thrice a day.
Or : Instead of yoghourt you may take a glass of lime water.

Psyllium Seed Husk for Constipation

Take 2 teaspoons of Psyllium Seed Husk in a cup. Add a little milk and a little sugar. Mix well. Eat it. Follow it with one glass of hot milk. Consume it at night just before going to bed. Repeat for 7 days or till evacuation becomes regular.

Psyllium Seed Husk for Cholesterol

Mix 2 tablespoons of Psyllium Seed Husk in some water. The husk will swell quickly. Eat it quickly. Drink a glass of water. Take it first thing in the morning. Continue for as long as it takes to reduce the Cholesterol.
Good News : It does not have any side effects. It is not habit forming.

Psyllium Seed Husk for Piles

Add 1 tsp Psyllium Seed Husk in a cup of water. Drink it.

Psyllium Husk ( Isabgol ) for Digestive Disorders

Mix One tablespoon Psyllium Husk ( Isabgol ) in a glass of water and drink before retiring.

Psyllium Husk ( Isabgol ) for Gastroparesis

Mix one tablespoon of Psyllium Husk ( Isabgol ) in a quarter glass of hot milk. Have it and drink the remaining milk.
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Herbal Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1

Add 1 tsp Psyllium Husk ( Isabgol in India ) in 20 ml Yogurt ( Dahi in India ). Take it after dinner.

Herbal Treatment For Laxative 1

Take 3 tablespoons each of Psyllium Husk, Chia seeds and Flax.
Soak overnight in a cup of Black Cherry juice.
Eat and drink in 3 portions throughout the next day.
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Shruti ( INDIA/ UP )
06 Apr 2016
psyllium husk can be taken along with warfarin or not. Please clear. As patient is suffering from Ulcerative Colitis for six years and and went through below knee amputation because of blood cloting one year before. So please suggest whether he can take psyllium husk along with warfarin or not. Thanks
02 May 2016
No shruti....
Psyllium husk should not be taken with Warfarin at all. DO NOT.
As, this may increase the risk of blood clotting, and give rise to a fatal condition. So avoid taking this herb with Warfarin.
Hardik ( India )
13 Oct 2016
If nutralite Fiber powder vs phyllium husk which one best and why?

20 Oct 2016
Hardik Nutrilite powder and Psyllium Husk, both ensures the health of digestive system. Both have their own benefits. You need to drink lots of water when you consume any of these fibers. The usage depends on the condition to be cured. Nutrilite is a supplement whereas Psyllium is a natural fiber. choice is yours.
Asim Siddiquie ( Pakistan )
19 Mar 2017
I'm Asim Siddiquie, my age is 48 years and married and having 3 children Masha Allah. my problem is premature ejaculation and weakness after intercourse. I'm mentally upset in this regards, please suggest and do something...
Rahul ( India )
12 Apr 2017
Hi I underwent gastric bypass and since then passing stool is a very slow process as I already used to suffer from chronic constipation. I take softovac (to soften the stool) followed by triphala ras (laxative properties) it helped but the stool came slowly and in brief intervals. So someone suggested to add psyllium husk after triphala to help push it out. But someone said it is very BAD FOR MALE SEX DRIVE and also reduces the affect of other medicines and food supplements/vitamins that I take. Is it true? I am not able to gain some weight as I should have till now? Is it due to this? Please help
Jmisha Kullar
12 Apr 2017
The ingredienst of Softovac are-- Psyllium Husk. Senna. Haritaki. Licorice. Cassia Fistula. It already has Psyllium Husk in it, you do not need to take it in addition. And, no psyllium husk does not reduce sex drive, in fact, it is used to increase it and is used in combination of other herbs to increase the libido.
Sureshm ( India )
18 Apr 2018
how Isabgol is useful in increasing sex and reduces blood sugar level.
Amit Patel ( India )
09 Oct 2020
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