Psyllium; an Effective Remedy for Common GI Problems

11 Pages Posted: 4 May 2017

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Ayesha Naeem

Hamdard University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Students

Date Written: April 30, 2017


Gastrointestinal disorders are the problems that most of the people suffer, a natural source ISABGOL is prefer to add in the diet to manage and relieve from this Gastrointestinal difficulty. Among the significant benefits some other important factors that may be a reason to take it in daily routine is aim to get fit, prevention from getting extra fat, indigestion, heartburn or sometimes for feeling lighter. Several studies have been made to justify the appropriateness of husk related to human health.The therapeutically active, gel-forming substance of the alkali-extractable polysaccharides (complex carbohydrates) of Plantago ovate; husk (psyllium seed) is found to be an effective remedy to cure acute condition of GI disturbances. It is also effective in the management of chronic condition of gastric ulcers and constipation. This study was conducted to determine the effect of psyllium husk on the abnormal conditions of GI and for these 20 individuals is randomly selected.A questionnaire was designed with 15-20 questions relevant to study was asked. Statistical tools were applied after this, by using SPSS for descriptive analysis.All the volunteers found the positive results regarding ispaghol effectiveness. Most of the individuals that have swallowing problem while taking it orally with water, with curd or with juice. So hence it has been concluded that most of the volunteers used it for the treatment of constipation, fewer were used it for the treatment of diarrhea and very rare population were used it for the obesity prevention and management.

Keywords: isabgol,psyllium,husk

JEL Classification: 02

Suggested Citation

Naeem, Ayesha, Psyllium; an Effective Remedy for Common GI Problems (April 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Ayesha Naeem (Contact Author)

Hamdard University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Students ( email )

00923112064643 (Phone)

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