Isabgol absorbs water and expands to provide an increase in bulk and moisture content of stool. This encourages normal peristalsis and bowel mobility.
Isabgol is a soluble fiber, which is different from the insoluble fibers that are found in wheat bran and cellulose. These fibers can provide a laxative effect, but may have no effect on cholesterol. Isabgol works by forming a thin layer on the intestines and then preventing the absorption of the cholesterol into the arteries, and excreting it in stool and hence producing moderate but significant improvement in blood levels and of cholesterol.
Cleans the Colon
Isabgol cleans the Gastro Intestinal tract of toxins by forming a bulk that promotes evacuation of the bowels. This also removes indigestion, intestinal obstruction and flatulence thus removing lethargy and providing a feeling of well being. Piles, Cardiovascular Diseases, Hernia and
Isabgol is also used in piles, fissures and fistulas to bring down the burning sensation after defecation. It also helps to prevent strain during defecation in those who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases, hernia and pregnancy.