Isabgol is an excellent natural product in India. Isabgol (Psyllium husk ) has several health benefits that you don’t know. Every household almost has this fantastic product at their home.

Name Isabgol might sound peculiar to you, but it has many benefits. You can use this in various ways every day for your well-being. It is a household name familiar for constipation. It has other health benefits also.

What Is Isabgol?

 Isabgol (Psyllium husk ) Health Benefits,Uses,Side Effects
Isabgol (Psyllium husk ) Health Benefits, Uses, ovataSide Effects

Isabgol or otherwise known as Psyllium Husk is the seed of the plant called Planovate.Its leaves look same as Aloe vera.

The plant has a big flower like structure as wheat which contains psyllium seeds.Isabgol has a prominent space in Ayurveda. It is known for its gentle laxative, cooling, diuretic properties.

Why Is It Effective In Treating Constipation? Or How It Works?

It has natural gelatinous substance. After you soak it in water, it swells forming an emollient gel.It has no taste and odor of its own. It has laxative properties. Because of this, it helps in a passage of intestine and promotes bowel movement.

It doesn’t absorb any other nutrients as it is unaffected by any of the digestive enzyme. It helps in making natural bowel movement as it provides bulk laxative.

It has properties to absorb bacteria and other harmful toxins present in the intestine. It provides proper lubrication inside the intestine wall.

For Adults: 7 to 10 grams equal to 2 to 3 teaspoon 1 to 3 times a day with water or any juice. You should soak it overnight with water before consuming it.

Benefits Of Taking Isabgol Husk Powder

1.Cure Constipation

Isabgol has natural laxative properties. It is full of fiber. It expands in the digestive tract.Its gelatin base helps in natural bowel movement.

Cure Constipation
Cure Constipation

As it is hygroscopic in nature, it absorbs water from the intestine which helps in improving the consistency of the stools.

How To Take It: Soak Isabgol in water for 5 to 6 hours then you can take it alone with lukewarm milk at night before bed.

2. As Natural Remedies For Diarrhea

It’s amazing natural product that can cure both constipation and diarrhea. During diarrhea mix it in curd and consume. Curd is full of probiotics which heal the infection caused due to diarrhea. Isabgol hardens the stool.

How To Take It: Mix 4 teaspoons of Isabgol with eight teaspoons of fresh curd and eat it after the meal. Take this twice in a day.

3. Get Relief From Acidity

Get Relief From Acidity

Get Relief From Acidity

If you have acidity, it works a wonder herb. Psyllium husks create a protective wall of the stomach and reduce the excessive secretion of digestive acid. It nullifies the effect of the acid in the stomach.

How To Take It: Mix it with cold water and take it after the meal. It will undoubtedly ease your problem.

4. Cleanse Colon

Isabgol is hygroscopic in nature. While traveling through the colon, it absorbs the harmful toxic known as AMA in Ayurveda. It is the best effective way to cleanse your colon.By doing so, you can avoid lots of health issues.

How To Take:
Take it with lukewarm water or juice of your choice before night for 3 to 4 days in a month.

5. Helps In Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, then this can come as handy. By taking Isabgol, you can curb food craving. As you know, it cleanses the colon, so it helps in proper digestion of food. This helps you controlling your desire to eat more and make you feel full.

Helps In Weight Loss
Helps In Weight Loss

How To Take This: Prepare a mixture by mixing it with warm water and add a lemon juice to it. Take this in empty stomach in the morning.

Whenever you have food craving drink Isabgol mixing it with water. It will make you full. This will stop unnecessary consumption of extra calories.

6. Prevents Heart Diseases and Keeps Your Heath Healthy

Isabgol is full of fiber. As it is hygroscopic in nature, it absorbs the cholesterol. It cleans your stomach and intestine wall from the excess deposition of toxins and the oily substance. It prevents absorption of fat from the food. Because of this doctor recommend Isabgol.

How To Take It: Eat Isabgol along with the water right after you finish your meals twice in a day.

7. Promote Digestion

If you have indigestion problem, then you can take this. As it is full of fiber, it helps in digestion of food.It cleans stomach wall from excessive toxins and also helps the stomach in the movement of food through the intestine.

How To Take It: To boost your digestion take this along with buttermilk right after the meal on a regular basis.

8. Control Diabetes

Isabgol has natural gelatin substance which slows down the breaking down and absorption of glucose in our body. So it lowers the intake of glucose and control diabetes.

How To Take It:
Take this right after your meal along with water.

Control Diabetes
Control Diabetes

9. Helps In Curing Piles and Fissures

We have already discussed how its laxative properties assist in the natural bowel movement. It has a high amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber present. In a case of pile and fissures helps in cure bowels. It works as a natural stool softener and eases the passage of stool.

How To Take It:
Drink It along with water at night before going to bed every day till your conditions get better.

How To Buy It:

It is available everywhere you can buy it from an online store too.
1.Don’t buy the Isabgol capsules.
2.Buy only the natural one without any flavor.
3.Buy prepackaged product from the market from a trusted brand.

Side Effects Of Taking Isabgol

Any severe allergic reaction related to Isabgol is rare. It can be taken safely without any side effect. While taking this don’t over consume. Take it as you needed. Always take it after soaking it in liquid otherwise, it may cause choking.

In some cases, stomach cramping may occur in this scenario consult your doctor and stop using it.

Though allergic reactions are almost rare if you face any, seek doctors advice without delay.If you have a medical history of appendicitis, stomach blockage doesn’t take this without consulting your doctor.

Can Isabgol Be Taken During Pregnancy?

It is considered safe to consume during pregnancy & lactation while needed. It is better to consult a doctor before taking this during pregnancy.

After knowing the benefits of the Isabgol, you must be tempting to use this. If you have any concerns, comment below.



Kristen Schneider is a graduate of University of Central Florida and Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She is an educator, practitioner and ambassador of Ayurveda and Yoga. Kristen immersed herself in Eastern culture and health while studying and living in China and India and traveling through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

  • A V Subramanya

    I was suffering from mild colitis. As advised by a friend I started taking Isabgol in curds. Take 2 spoons of isabgol powder, soak it in freshly set (not sour) curds, leave it for ten minutes and then eat like we eat puddings. When the swollen isabgol passes through the colon, it scraps the inner side of the colon and removes all the scaling. I got my colitis cured within six months.

    • Thanks for Sharing your experience A V Subramanya.It ll help people with similar conditions.

  • Anjali Kapoor

    I knew about some of its benefits but did not had an idea it prevents from diabetes also. Good to know that.

    • NM

      .. prevents diabetes… if you cut out sugar and starches…

  • Parnika Pahwa

    My dad used isabgol for constipation but I had no idea that it helps to reduce heart diseases!! Great piece of information

  • Hanisha Bansal

    Isabgol-an altogether a new product for me and I am happy to explore a new product and its great to know what a natural product can actually do.

    • NM

      It is available at any Indian grocery store. Or you can pay more as “Metamucil”

  • Joel Franklin

    Isabgol – one of the best natural products.

  • Samarth Kakkar

    Isabgol is a common household natural substance that people generally take to enhance and smoothen their bowel movements in difficult times. However, only few know the diverse qualities that it possesses.
    My father is a great believer in the Ayurveda and believes that all the body’s ailments could very simply be treated with the help of natural herbs and spices. Just as A V Subramanya has mentioned the dynamics of the process, my father takes the natural substance mixed in curd almost every day when curd is present at home! I am not sure whether it is the isabgol or something else but my father has always been a healthy man who plays still plays sports with the likes of people of my age and could still beat them in some of them.
    I like to believe his lifestyle, his belief in Ayurveda and use of natural substances such as isabgol have helped him maintain his body till date.

  • Sanjay Mohanty

    Excellent piece of information Mavcure! I have used Isabgol and would recommend it as well.

  • ayeshazaib

    I am 8 months pregnant and used isabgol for when I started my 7 month of pregnancy I have been craving for it like anything..I just want to have it all day long..
    Is it okay to have it? I have been taking at least 4-6 spoons daily.. Will it harm my baby in any way??

    • You shouldn’t over use it.It don’t have any direct side effect but if take it throughout out the day you will not fill hungry.So you will eat less.As you are going to be a mother you should maintain a healthy diet.Check with your doctor of you are having constipation.Any thing in excess is bad for health.

      • fucker

        In want to fuck Kristen how much dies she charge for that

  • NM

    You can mix isabgol with real food instead of water and is much easier that way. Sprinkle it on the pan before pouting eggs, put a little in the soups, whatever. You wont notice it. Use it to thicken gravy.
    Or… you can always mix it with water, but it is not as pleasant.

  • p panda

    hi, really very good information !!!
    i have been suffering from piles n started using isabgol with rock sugar (soak them in water whole night) empty stomach in the morning. will this be helpfull.
    Also i need to know whether i sd take it twice a day befor going to bed after meal as well..


    • nihar

      Isabgol is definitely useful if you are suffering from piles.Add more fibers to your diet.Drink plently of water.
      Stop eating oily and spice food.

    • Yes it is helpful in case of piles.Please consult the doctor if you have piles.

  • Aniket Dey

    Is it neccessary to soak isabgul overnight before consuming with any liquid items.

    • nihar

      yes you should soak it,otherwise it ll choke you.

    • Yes you should do that.

  • Mahboob Yaqub

    Can i mix this with luke warm water, honey, lemon and organic apple cider and have it when i get up from bed?? For weightloss

  • Namj

    I have used it twice already but am experiencing this terrible pain in my stomach below the it because of the isabgol or?? And am using it to treat piles..should I seek medical attention or anything?? Plz help

    • Hi, Your condition is rare.You should consult a doctor without further delay.
      Let us know the finnding.

  • naz

    How long we can take this??
    For 1 month or upto year or for whole life.?? Is it possible?

  • Anurag garg

    I am having history of fissure,diabetic and hypertension. For fissure I take isabgol in night for last 4 years.whenever I miss doss stool become hard. For past 2 month I am suffering from ibs I..e urge for motion, waterish motion after every meal,inability to control motion etc . Allopathic medicines for ibs are of very little help. I suspect that frequent motion is due to prolonged use of ishabgol. What is the users view

    • I doubt that it is cause of Isabgol.I suspect it might be something else.Suggest you to visit doctor.

  • Sandeep Lamba

    My stomach is not clear all day, i go washroom 3-4 times in a day, how can it help me, ?

    • Abdul qadir Bhabharawala

      Plz suggest as i have same problem

    • dheerajippili

      Dear sir, sorry to hear abt ur issue. ..dnt worry…have at least 4 litres of water everyday and eat less , have 750 ml of luke warm water in morning.
      Use soaked palm candy +
      isabgol at morning.

      • Sandeep Lamba

        I m taking in night just before bed, with curd, is it fine?

        • S.k. Chandan

          With curd you should take only if have dearia

        • Alok Singh Sengar

          Curd + isabgol should b taken after lunch

    • S.k. Chandan

      Use isabgol 2-3 table spoons every night with lukewarm water.

    • Alok Singh Sengar

      Follow daily routine..take it once before going bed..

  • Shoaib Shaikh

    I have Ulcerative Proctitis (a form of Ulcerative Colitis where the end part of the Large Intestine (rectum) has ulcers and inflammation). Please can you suggest if I can take Isabgol? If yes, then how should I take and for how many days?

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  • Alisa Butt

    hii i m also using isbagol at night but i dnt want to loose my weight as i m alrdy slim. now wt should i do.

    • Alok Singh Sengar

      Start eating kela after meal

  • S.k. Chandan

    A wonderful herbal product is “ISABGOL”

  • Bhawna khowal

    i have belly fat and i want to loose it so can you tell me how to use this isabgol to loose my weight

    • jay

      use keto diet plan ….with proper guidance ….