- Ishadgola: As its seeds are somewhat like ovum in shape
- Aswakarna beeja: As its seeds are similar to the shape of the ear of horse
Plantago ovata – Plantaginaceae
- Rasa (Taste) – Madhura (Sweet)
- Guna (Characteristics) - Snigdha (Unctuous); Guru (Heavy); Pichchhila (Sticking)
- Veerya (Potency) – Sheeta (Cold)
- Vipaka (Post digestion effect) - Madhura (Sweet)
Chemical composition of Isabgol Powder:
Psyllium husk Powder contain 30 % mucilage. It also contains xylose, arabinose, galaecturonic acid, Rhanose, galactose, albumin, tannin and acetylecoline. The seeds pulp contains 14.7 % lilonic acid. Besides this it contains 5 % stable oil.
Effect of Isabgol Powder on Tridoshas:
Psyllium husk Powder pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas so it can be used in diseases which are of Vata/ Pitta or Vata- Pitta origin.
Home Remedial Uses of Isabgol Powder in Ayurveda:
- Mutrajananam: Psyllium husk Powder helps in cleansing urinary system; enhances formation of urine thus helps in elimination of wastes from the body; an Ayurvedic herb for detoxification and cleansing.
- Daha Trishnaharam: As said above Psyllium husk Powder pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas which are responsible for excessive thirst and burning sensation in body. So Psyllium husk is a recommended Ayurveda herb for burning sensation and excessive thirst.
- Balyam: Psyllium husk Powder increases body strength.
- Pravahika- Atisarahara: Psyllium husk Powder corrects the working of digestive system and specially benefits in diarrhea, dysentery and other assimilatory disorders.
- Jwaraghnam: In Ayurveda; Jwara is defined as the health issues causing physical and psychological discomfort so it includes most of the health problems out there. Psyllium husk Powder benefits in all types of physical and psychological discomforts .