Benefits of Organic Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk

In general I will recommend my clients to use Psyllium Husk to add that needed bit of Fiber that our current diet lacks.

What is Psyllium Husk? 

Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It sometimes goes by the name ispaghula.

It’s most commonly known as a laxative. However, research shows that taking psyllium is beneficial to many parts of the human body, including the heart and the pancreas.

It’s most commonly used as a bulk forming laxative or gentle stool softener (it’s the main ingredient in Metamucil), but it’s also a prebiotic that helps balance the good bacteria in your gut.

Why is FIBER so important for our Diet?

There is strong evidence that eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. Choosing foods with fibre also makes us feel fuller, while a diet rich in fibre can help digestion and prevent constipation.

Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool. Helps maintain bowel health.

I usually chose Psyllium Husk for myself as it is easy to find in all health food shops, it has a very prompt response in our organism and unless used in high doses, there is no side effects. Recommended dose is 1/2 tablespoon at night with plenty of luke warm water. Is a great source of fiber for people consuming a Keto Diet, where Fiber is harder to find in the food consumed.

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SO what can Psyllium Husk do for us? 

  • Topical application psyllium paste can be helpful in relieving burning sensation and inflammation.
  • The topical application of psyllium paste is used in various Vata and Pitta-related disorders.
  • Psyllium husk has laxative properties.
  • Due to its snigdha guna (smooth quality), it is helpful in relieving dryness of the gastroesophageal area.
  • Due to its picchila guna (mucilaginous property), it is useful in increasing the motility of the intestine.
  • As a result, bowel movements become more frequent and easier to pass and constipation has been relieved.
  • Roasted psyllium seeds are helpful in managing diarrhea and dysentery.
  • Psyllium can be helpful in controlling the growth of “bad bacteria” in the intestine.
  • Psyllium also makes a mucilaginous layer over any intestinal injuries, wounds, or cuts. As a result, it protects the intestine from irritants by protecting the intestinal mucosa.
  • Psyllium is also helpful in excessive thirst or polydipsia.
  • Psyllium is helpful in removing excess mucus from the body.
  • Psyllium is useful in relieving dry cough.
  • Psyllium is a diuretic in nature. Therefore, it can be useful in problems like dysuria (difficulty in passing urine) and UTIs.
  • Psyllium is useful in improving strength and also contributes to weight gain. It can be used in general debility and emaciation problems.
  • Psyllium is useful in fever. It is also given in fever due to Pitta dosha to relieve burning sensation, thirst and to lower down the temperature.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog post is intended solely to provide general guidance on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. Please consult your physician Ayurvedic practitioner or other health care professional regarding any treatments for your health issues.