ispaghula


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ispaghula

(ˌɪspəˈɡuːlə)
n
(Cookery) dietary fibre derived from the seed husks of Plantago orata and used as a thickener or stabilizer in the food industry
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But, on the other hand, a particular form of soluble fibre, ispaghula, improved symptoms significantly.
Ispaghula (Plantago ovata) seed husk polysaccharides promote proliferation of human epithelial cells (skin keratinocytes and fibroblasts) via enhanced growth factor receptors and energy production.
Effects of ispaghula husk and guar gum on postprandial glucose and insulin concentrations in healthy subjects.
Of the six trials that used ispaghula, 54% had persistent symptoms compared with 64% receiving placebo.
Similar exceptions have been reported by Cummings [19] who showed that ispaghula with high WHC resisted fermentation and wheat bran, a reliable stool bulker, has very low WHC.
Bulk-forming laxatives, such as ispaghula, form a semi-solid mass that may occlude the tube.
Oral solutions containing substances such as mannitol, (16) sorbitol, (17) polyethylene glycol, (14) or ispaghula (18) have been used in this clinical setting.
Bulking agents include various types of fiber, such as psyllium, methylcellulose, corn fiber, calcium polycarbophil, and ispaghula husk.