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Plantago Ovata Husk(Ispaghula)

Common Name: Indian Plantago, Ispaghula, Fleam, Spogel Seeds, Isabgol, Sand Plantain.
Plant name: Plantago Ovata Husk
Chemical constituents: Mucilage mainly composed of arabinose, xylose, galacturonic acid, semi drying fatty oil and small amount of aucubin
It is Diuretic, Emollient and Cooling.
Used in inflamatory conditions of mucous memberane of gastro intestinal tracts.
Very well known as a laxative.
Used  in irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease and diarrhea.
It also helps in lowering cholesterol and controlling diabetes.

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