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Benefits of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) And Its Side Effects

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Benefits of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) And Its Side Effects

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Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Health Benefits of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Aids Digestion
Reduce Blood Sugar
Helps Weight Loss
Reduces Blood Pressure
Anti-inflammatory
Detoxifying the Body
Anti-cancer
Uses of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Cultivation of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Psyllium husk commonly known as isabgol is a common household product. It grows on a small herbaceous plant called planovate whose seeds are arranged in the same way as that of wheat. Its leaves resemble aloe vera are narrow and long. Its husks are a very important component of Ayurveda.

Health Benefits of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Aids Digestion

Psyllium majorly regulates the functioning and efficiency of the digestive system. The hygroscopic nature of the husks helps soak excess water from the bowel and this is particularly useful to stop loose stools. Isabgol stimulates peristaltic motion and eases the condition of constipation. Straining due to constipation leads to haemorrhoids and gastric ulcers which can be avoided by taking these husks.

Reduce Blood Sugar

Psyllium regulates the level of insulin secreted in the blood. This helps to maintain a uniform level of blood sugar. Consuming isabgol helps keep the crests and troughs of a diabetic graph remain smoother and prevent sudden surges or falls in it. This helps prevention of diabetes and its added complications.

Helps Weight Loss

The dietary fibre content of Isabgol is extremely beneficial for weight loss. This happens as dietary fibre induces a feeling of fullness and a sense of satisfaction in the food consumed. Isabgol helps to prevent urges to snack in between meals and boosts energy.

Reduces Blood Pressure

Psyllium reduces the tension on the blood vessels and helps reduce blood pressure. Though it does not work as a vasodilator it still helps to ease the blood vessels. A high level of blood pressure can cause serious cardiovascular ailments such as stroke and heart attacks which might even be fatal.

Anti-inflammatory

The mucilage present in psyllium helps reducing the stress on the gut and the colon. This helps in reducing inflammations of the same too.

Detoxifying the Body

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Isabgol has an extremely good form of dietary fibre. This helps the body to detoxify and cleanse the entire gastrointestinal system. Having a clean gut promotes good health and a lot of health problems can be averted.

Anti-cancer

Chirata due to the presence of powerful antioxidants prevents the precancerous lesions from progressing and puts a check on cancer. It is most effective in case of liver cancer. This is one of the most important properties of this plant as the search of remedies for cancer has been a matter of great priority among doctors and scientists.

Uses of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Psyllium is used mainly for medicinal purposes. Apart from this there are a few other uses as well. They are as a thickening agent in manufacturing ice creams and other frozen desserts. It is also used for calico printing, setting lotions and in the food industry. Transplanting in woody plants uses technical-grade psyllium as a hydro-colloidal to improve water retention.

Uses of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Side-Effects & Allergies of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Side Effects and allergies are extremely rare with isabgol. But those who suffer from swallowing difficulty and intestinal blockages should avoid having this as it may aggravate the problem. Rhinitis and anaphylaxis are the common side effects of isabgol but they happen rarely.

Cultivation of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

Psyllium is a native to India and is now also grown in parts of west Asia, USA, Mexico and Russia. This plant is a rabi crop and requires a cool, dry and sunny weather to grow. Isabgol needs a sandy or loamy soil that is well drained and does not let water to stagnate. It takes 5 to 6 months for the plants to be ready for harvesting. India is the largest producer of Psyllium.

Popular Questions & Answers

Meri wife ko 45 day pehle baby hua hai sir ab use anal fissure ho gaya hai daily after toilet use 6 se 7 hours pain rehta hai please suggest koi medicine for healing and pain relief Thanks.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected Vandana hi. Here are certain guidelines which will help you for sure . Drink plenty of liquids. Consume more of high fiber green leafy veg , cereals , pulses , legumes . Avoid oily , spicy , nonveg stuffs . Sitz bath ( sitting in tub filled with lukewarm water for 5 minutes each 3 times a day and specifically after passing stool ) helps . No smoking or alcohol if using . Pain killer for pain relief and bulk laxatives for soft stool . Xylocaine (5%) jelly for local application.consult as follow up after 3 days . Wishing you fine recovery from this . Dear thanks regards

HELLO EVERY 1 I AM A 18 YEARS OLD TEENAGER SUFFERING FROM OBESITY MY CURRENT WEIGHT IS ABOUT 98 KG SO I HAVE RECENTLY PICKED UP A HIGH PROTEIN (ABOUT 110 gm / day), low carb (about 20 gm/day) and low fat (about 30 gm/day) diet. My main source of protien is chicken, eggs and whey protien So can you please suggest me that whether it is good or harmful for my body i.e. Whether any of these ratio will harm my body or not. Here is my daily diet: 1. Morning (10-10: 30 am: Breakfast- 1 scoop of whey protein isolate (25 gm) protien and 2 boiled eggs with yolk. 2. Afternoon (2: 00-2: 30 pm): Lunch - 125 gm chicken 3.Evening (6: 00 pm): Before workout - 0.5 scoop of whey protein isolate (12.5 gm) protein. 4.After workout (8: 00 pm) 0.5 scoop of whey protein isolate (12.5 gm) protein and I mug green coffee (for caffeine). 5. Stir fried cabbage and lettuce. 6. Dinner (10: 00 pm)- Chicken and 2 boiled eggs with yolk. I also take I spoon psyllium husk for fibre and Vitamin Z capsule for multivitamins and multi minerals and Sevenseas Fish oil capsules. PLEASE TELL ME OUT THAT WHETHER ANY OF THE FOOD ITEMS (CAFFEINE, PROTEIN, CHICKEN, EGGS OR ANYTHING) OF MY DIET IS HARMFUL FOR ME OR IS THIS DIET HARMFUL FOR ME. PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO POINT OUT ANY SINGLE THING YOU FEEL ISN'T RIGHT. ALSO I DO MY CARDIO EXERCISE EVERYDAY ALONG WITH WORKOUT. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME OUT WITH THIS ASAP. I AM GREATLY LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP. YOUR HELP IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi lybrate-user There could be many reasons for weight gain. When you gain weight then obviously several other problems arises. Hormonal imbalance can be treated with right food and supplement. You have fat deposit on tummy or belly this indicates that you may have insulin resistance. The food which helps in balancing insulin resistance will help you in losing weight faster. All sugar based food is dangerous for your type of body To lose weight we need to focus upon some basic food plan like cutting down on grains and sugar This helps immediately .we should avoid processed food. The healthy weight loss diet should contain ample amount of vegetable with sufficient protein. Taking some dietary supplements helps in weight loss as well. I am suggesting a general diet and supplement for you. You can visit my clinic for free detailed body composition analysis. Sample Diet PlanBreakfast Green salad with omlet Lunch -2 Chapatti made with Nutroactive Brown Atta, cooked green vegetable +salad +curd. Dinner vegetable soup with butter. Snacks - Dry fruits and Nuts with green tea. Suggested Supplements Microfruit tablets daily after breakfast. Lipolyzer tummy tablet after lunch and dinner.

Hi i Am healthy 74ys. Have a disciplined food habits. Regular exercise & yoga schedule in tne morning. Vegetarian. I consume at least three different types of fruits after lunch and in the night few pieces of Apple. Lot of water. I finish my dinner before 7.30 PM. Inspite all these, frequently I get stools disorder. Release foul gas. Though I pass motion by habit. Can some one suggest to get rid of this disorder. Please

BHOM, MD - Alternate Medicine, Diploma in Weight Loss, Diploma in Nutrition, DNHE
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello Lybrate user, First of all never consume fruit after lunch . It is always preferable to eat fruits in morning . Don't eat apple at night. Have bowl full of salads before meals and use bran in atta flour.

I am 23 years old, since last week I am suffering from constipation. Because of starting hard stool I am getting so much irritation at anus and slight bleeding and pain at time of passing stool. Please suggest me proper medication.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Home Remedy- Make a powdered preparation of dried ginger root, long pepper, black pepper, and black salt in equal quantities. Have 1 teaspoon of this mixture at bedtime with lukewarm water and 2 to 3 teaspoons of psyllium husk. Treatment- 1-Take pranacharya virechan churna or triphala churna 1 tsf in warm water before sleep at night. 2-take arogyavardhinii vati 1- tab after lunch and dinner. Diet-take 5-7 munakkas with milk. Eat papaya in fruits .avoid tea. Coffee.spicy food. Fermented food. Junk food. Avoid alcohol consumption.

Daily I have constipation from last about 40 years. I have to go toilet for four five times daily and still not clear. I have started morning walk about two kilometers daily from last two month but still I could not get relief. I am 73 years old. Please suggest how I will get rid off from this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Home Remedy- Make a powdered preparation of dried ginger root, long pepper, black pepper, and black salt in equal quantities. Have 1 teaspoon of this mixture at bedtime with lukewarm water and 2 to 3 teaspoons of psyllium husk. Treatment- 1-Take pranacharya virechan churna or triphala churna 1 tsf in warm water before sleep at night. 2-take arogyavardhinii vati 1- tab after lunch and dinner. Diet-take 5-7 munakkas with milk. Eat papaya in fruits .avoid tea. Coffee.spicy food. Fermented food. Junk food. Avoid alcohol consumption.
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Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - ईसबगोल के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Psyllium Husk (Isabgol) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - ईसबगोल के फायदे और नुकसान

लगभग तीन फुट ऊँचाई वाला पौधा इसबगोल का उपयोग आज की तारीख में लागातार बढ़ता जा रहा है. इसका मुख्य कारण है आज ज्यादातर लोगों को हाजमे की शिकायत है. और पाचन तंत्र की समस्याओं का इससे बेहतर समाधान किया जा सकता है. यदि हम इसबगोल में पाए जाने वाले तत्वों की बात करें तो इसबगोल के बीजों के उपर सफेद भूसी पायी जाती है. इस भूसी में ही प्रचुर मात्रा में म्युसिलेज पाया जाता है. इसके अतिरिक्त इसमें जाईलोज, एरेविनोज रैमन्नोज और गैलेक्टोज आदि भी पाए जाते हैं. वैसे तो इसका कोई साइड इफेक्ट नहीं होता है लेकिन फिर भी इस्तेमाल में सावधानी न बरतने से इसबगोल के कुछ नुकसान हो सकते हैं.

ईसबगोल के सेवन से लाभ
1. जिन लोगों को जोड़ों के दर्द, कब्ज व पाचनतंत्र आदि की शिकायत है उनलोगों को अपनी परेशानियों से निजात पाने के लिए रात के खाने के बाद एक गिलास गर्म दूध के साथ एक चम्मच ईसबगोल की भूसी मिलाकर लेने से निश्चित रूप से लाभ होगा. 
2. यदि आपको दस्त के दौरान रक्तस्राव हो रहा है या लंबे समय से कब्ज से ग्रसित हैं तो ऐसे में आप आधा कप पानी के साथ इसबगोल की भूसी लेने से आराम मिलेगा.
3. आँतों में होने वाली रुकावट और संक्रमण के शिकार लोगों को 20 मिलिलीटर की मात्रा में एक गिलास पानी में मिला लें और इसका एक चम्मच ईसबगोल के बीज साथ में सेवन करें. ऐसा करने से आपको अपनी समस्या से छुटकारा मिलेगा.
4. तमाम लाभकारी गुणों से युक्त इसबगोल इसके अलावा आपको शरीर में पानी की कमी, मोटापा व डायबिटीज आदि में भी आपको भरपूर फायदा देता है. इन रोगों में इसबगोल के इस्तेमाल से आप छुटकारा पा सकते हैं. 
5. मोटापे की समस्या से ग्रसित लोग भी इसबगोल के उपयोग से वजन घटा सकते हैं. इसके लिए आपको दिन में 3 बार खाने से आधा घंटा पहले लेना इसबगोल का सेवन करना चाहिए.
6. यदि आप दमा से पीड़ित हैं तो इसमें भी इसबगोल आपको फायदा पहुंचता है. इसके लिए बस आपको सुबह-शाम दो-दो चम्मच ईसबगोल की भूसी गर्म पानी के साथ लेते रहना होगा. ऐसा करने से आपकी यह शिकायत दूर हो जाएगी.

इसबगोल के नुकसान भी हैं
1. इसबगोल का नुकसान इसकी अधिक मात्रा है. इसबगोल का अधिक मात्रा में सेवन आपको भूख न लगने का कारण बन सकता है. इसलिए इसकी अधिक मात्रा में सेवन करने से बचें.
2. कैप्स्यूल या बारीक पिसा हुआ पाउडर के रूप में इसबगोल का सेवन आपको परेशानी में डाल सकता है. इसलिए इसबगोल के इन रूपों के इस्तेमाल से जितना हो सके बचने का प्रयास करें.
3. इसबगोल का उपयोग कम पानी या अन्य तरल पदार्थों के साथ सेवन छाती में दर्द, सांस लेने में परेशानी, उल्टी या फिर कुछ निगलने में समस्या आदि परेशानियों में हमें फंसा कर उलझा सकता है.
4. इसबगोल 2 साल या इससे कम उम्र के बच्चे को तो बिलकुल ही न दें. इससे ज्यादा उम्र वाले बच्चों को बहुत कम मात्रा में दे सकते हैं. बच्चों को जब भी इसबगोल देना हो तो इसमें या तो किसी विशेषज्ञ से सलाह लें या फिर बहुत कम मात्रा में इस्तेमाल करें. हलांकि डॉक्टर से सलाह लेना ज्यादा उचित रहेगा.
5. हलांकि इसबगोल से एलर्जी की समस्या नहीं के बराबर होती है. लेकिन फिर भी किसी-किसी को खुजली, चहरे पर सुजन या त्वचा पर चकते आदि लक्षण दिखाई पड़ सकते हैं. यदि आपको साइलियम से एलर्जी है तो इसबगोल का सेवन भूलकर भी न करें.
6. इसबगोल का नुकसान गर्भवती महिलाओं को तो और ज्यादा होता है. इसलिए गर्भावस्था के दौरान इसबगोल से उन्हें दूर ही रखना चाहिए. गर्भवती महिलाएं ऐसा करके इसके दुष्प्रभाव से बच सकती हैं.

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Treating Piles With Ayurveda!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Tiruvallur
Treating Piles With Ayurveda!

Piles or haemorrhoids are one of the most common health issues associated with ageing. It can be described as the swelling of veins in the rectum, just above the anus. When irritated by stool movements, piles can be extremely painful. Thankfully there are a number of effective home remedies that can be used to manage and treat this problem. Here are the top 5 ways to treat piles naturally.

  1. Psyllium husk: Constipation of passing hard stools can aggravate piles and the pain associated with it. One of the most common causes of hard stools is a lack of fibre in the diet. Psyllium husk is rich in fibre and makes stools softer. Ideally, if you suffer from piles, try consuming one tablespoon of psyllium husk with a glass of water every night before going to bed.
  2. Sitz bath: Heat therapy can be very efficient in relieving pain associated with piles. Heat increases circulation and helps the damaged veins heal faster and also stimulates thermo receptors that block the body’s pain transmitters from signalling the brain. Fill a bucket or bath with warm water and soak the inflamed area in it for 15-20 minutes. This warm water wil also help relieve itchiness help the blood vessels relax.
  3. Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in the healing of haemorrhoids. Applying the gel extracted from aloe vera leaves on the inflamed veins can help soothe and hydrate external haemorrhoids. For internal haemorrhoids discard the thorns and freeze strips of aloe vera leaves before applying over the anus in the form of a cold compress.
  4. Essential oils: Essential oils such as tea tree oil have the ability to reduce inflammation and can be very beneficial in curing haemorrhoids naturally. Dilute tea tree oil with a carrier oil such as castor oil or almond oil and apply directly over the inflamed area. Do not use the oils without dilution as they can be very strong. Other essential oils that can be used to treat piles are lavender oil and rosemary oil.
  5. Olive oil: Consumption of olive oil makes the blood vessels more elastic and thus reduces the discomfort of passing hard stools. In this way, olive oil can even prevent the formation of piles to an extent. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce discomfort and soothe the inflamed veins. The monosaturated fatty acids in olive oil can also help regulate bowel movements and prevent constipation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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Know If Fibre Has Any Health Benefits!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Know If Fibre Has Any Health Benefits!

Many of us associate fiber with digestive health and bodily functions

We’d rather not think about.

However, eating foods high in dietary fiber can do so much more than keep you regular.

It can lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, improve the health of your skin, and help you lose weight. It may even help prevent colon cancer.

Unfortunately, most of us aren’t eating nearly enough in our diets. By using these tips to add more fiber to your diet, you can help prevent serious disease and look and feel your best.

The health benefits of fiber

Yes, fiber offers a healthy and effective way to stay regular. But that’s not the only reason why we should be including more in our diets. Many different studies have highlighted how eating a diet high in fiber can boost your immune system and overall health, and help you look and feel your best.

 

Some of the benefits include:

Digestive health : Let’s get this one out of the way first. Dietary fiber normalizes bowel movements by bulking up stools and making them easier to pass. This can help relieve and prevent both constipation and diarrhea.

Eating plenty of fiber can also reduce your risk for diverticulitis (inflammation of the intestine), hemorrhoids, gallstones, kidney stones, and provide some relief for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Some studies have also indicated that a high-fiber diet may help to lower gastric acid and reduce your risk for gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and ulcers.

Heart disease : Fiber, particularly soluble fiber, is an important element of any heart-healthy diet. Eating a diet high in fiber can improve cholesterol levels by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. A high fiber intake can also reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors linked to coronary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Fiber can help to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, and shed excess weight around the abdomen.

Diabetes : A diet high in fiber—particularly insoluble fiber from cereals—can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. If you already have diabetes, eating soluble fiber can slow the absorption of sugar and improve your blood sugar levels.

Cancer : There is some research that suggests eating a high-fiber diet can help prevent colorectal cancer, although the evidence is not yet conclusive. Diets rich in high-fiber foods are also linked to a lower risk for other common digestive system cancers, including stomach, mouth, and pharynx.

Skin health : When yeast and fungus are excreted through the skin, they can trigger outbreaks or acne. Eating fiber, especially psyllium husk (a type of plant seed), can flush toxins out of your body, improving the health and appearance of your skin.

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Instant Remedies For Constipation

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Instant Remedies For Constipation

Home remedies for constipation in infants

Infants usually suffer from constipation when they are introduced to solid food. Insufficient intake of water, formula milk and lactose-intolerance are some of the other reasons of constipation in infants. It is very difficult to calm an infant when he/she is suffering from constipation. The little ones cannot express themselves completely but you can easily make out from their uncontrolled crying and the acute tummy ache; that they are suffering from constipation.

Here are some indian home remedies for constipation in infants:

  • Raisins: Soak 4-5 raisins in water overnight. Squeeze the juice out of the swollen grapes and give this to your baby. It helps to pass motion very fast. Dry red grapes are much better than green ones to relieve constipation.
  • Castor oil: Mix a few drops of castor oil with the mother’s milk and feed this to the baby. It can also be given with a teaspoon of lukewarm water. This dose needs to be given once a day till the baby is relieved.
  • Spinach rice: Cook a small quantity of green gram dal with spinach puree and rice. Take a separate pan and add some oil and put the mixture of dal, spinach and rice in to this pan and simmer for a few minutes. This is a very effective home remedy for constipation in infants.
  • Orange juice: During summers, add some water and dilute orange juice. This is the best way of getting rid of constipation. During winters, have this mix only in the afternoon.


Home remedies for constipation in pregnancy 

Pregnant women are also very susceptible to constipation. They constantly think about how to get rid of constipation. Flatulence, gas and acidity problems are also very common during pregnancy. The major cause of constipation during pregnancy is hormonal change. Increased iron supplements, decreased food and water intake also add to the problem of constipation.

Here are a few natural home remedies for constipation in pregnancy:

  • Watermelon: Boil some watermelon seeds and make tea with this seed extract. Sipping watermelon seeds tea helps to relieve constipation.
  • Exercise: Regular exercise can help to relive constipation. However, care should be taken to avoid any strenuous exercise and check with your healthcare provider whether exercise is safe for you or not.
  • Coconut oil: One tablespoon of coconut oil before each meal can help to soften the stool and facilitate easy bowel movement.
  • Yoga: Yoga can help a great deal in relieving constipation. Pregnant women are taught various postures that are helpful while giving birth. These postures are also helpful in constipation. Keeping the knees at an angle of 90 degrees helps to evacuate the bowels. Another pose that is really helpful is the wind relieving pose. This pose will not only help to relieve constipation, it is also helpful in passing gas.
  • Pregnant women may feel the need to urinate very often. They should never avoid the urge. Use the washroom as often as required. When you sit on the toilet seat, just relax your pelvic muscles. This helps to empty the bladder more fully and also relieves constipation.


Home remedies for constipation in adults :

Before you think of finding answer to the question, “how to get rid of constipation? “. It is important to first find the reason behind constipation. Health disorders such as hypothyroidism, colon cancer, parkinson’s diseases, improper diet, irregular potty habits, and inadequate intake of water, stress and lack of physical exercise are some of the causes of constipation in adults.

Here are a few indian home remedies for constipation in adults:

  • Amla powder – Just take a teaspoon of amla powder with water every day before going to bed. Being a natural laxative, it is really helpful in relieving constipation.
  • Lemon juice – Take a glass of lukewarm water and add one teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt to it. Drink this every morning on an empty stomach. The cleansing properties of lime and the lubricating properties of salt will help to evacuate the bowels without pain.
  • Flaxseeds – Make a fine powder by grinding some flaxseeds along with a few sesame seeds, 2-3 sunflower seeds and a few almonds. Take one tablespoon of this mixture everyday to get rid of constipation.
  • Guavas - Consuming guava seeds can help to relieve constipation, since they contain very high fiber content.
  • Ghee with milk – Take a glass of hot milk and add a spoon of ghee to it. Drink it every night before you go to bed. This is an age old home remedy or constipation.
  • Methi seeds – Soak a few methi seeds overnight and drink this water in the morning. This is a very effective indian home remedy to relive constipation.
  • You may be interested in reading – benefits of methi seeds.
  • Isabgol (psyllium husk) – This is one of the best way to get rid of constipation instantly. If you have been suffering from constipation for more than a day or 2, isabgol is your answer. Just mix 1-2 tsp isabgol in a glass of warm milk and consume at bedtime for a week. This will not only relieve constipation but it will also help in regularizing your bowel movements.
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9 Tips to Help You Detox Your Body!

Nutrition & Dietetics, Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
9 Tips to Help You Detox Your Body!

Given the amount of junk food we eat, it is a good idea to detox the body once in a while. Detoxing should not be confused with dieting for weight loss. Detoxing is simply a way to give the digestive system time to rest and recoup. Here are ten steps to detoxing.

  1. Stay hydrated: It would be impossible to flush toxins from the body without sufficient water. Hence, it is necessary to stay hydrated at all times. A person should drink a minimum of 8-10 glasses of water a day while detoxing.
  2. Start the day with lemon and water: Begin your day with a glass of warm water mixed with the juice of one lime or lemon. This charges the liver and other digestive organs. You could also add freshly grated ginger, a pinch or cayenne pepper or honey to this drink.
  3. Green tea: Green tea is well known for its antioxidant properties. This makes it the ideal drink to detox your body. It also gives the body a natural caffeine boost and helps control blood sugar levels thus, reducing sugar cravings.
  4. Fibre: Fibre is essential for the digestive system and aids in the removal of waste material from the body. Additionally, fruits and vegetables that are the largest sources of fibre are rich in essential vitamins and minerals. You could also consider fibre supplements such as psyllium husk.
  5. Say no to alcohol: Keeping away from alcohol for a few days can help cleanse your liver. Along with alcohol, it is also a good idea to stay away from nicotine and caffeine.
  6. Cut down on red meat: Red meat is difficult to digest and can cause a number of digestive issues. Hence, consider replacing red meat with leaner meats like chicken and fish.
  7. Season with turmeric: Turmeric has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric can be added to almost every vegetable and Indian curry recipe and is ideal while detoxing. Drinking a glass of warm milk and turmeric is the ideal way to end a day when detoxing.
  8. Go organic: Organic foods may be a little more expensive, but they are well worth the price. These foods are free from harmful pesticides and other chemicals. This makes them easier to digest and safer for consumption.
  9. Sweat it out: Perspiration aids in the removal of body wastes. Exercising not only makes you sweat but boosts energy levels as well. Alternatively, you could try sweating it out in a hot tub or sauna. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Table of Content

Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Health Benefits of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Aids Digestion
Reduce Blood Sugar
Helps Weight Loss
Reduces Blood Pressure
Anti-inflammatory
Detoxifying the Body
Anti-cancer
Uses of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)
Cultivation of Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)