Fybogel Hi-Fibre Orange Natural Drink Mix This orange-flavoured powder contains 3.5g of fibrous ispaghula
The locally sourced material--all 305 metres (1,000 feet) of it--was treated in a solution made from the dried seeds of ispaghula
, or psyllium, to stop the ink from spreading.
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Plantago ovata husk or ispaghula
husk (the husk of the seeds of Plantago ovata) is a dietary fiber that induces a mixture of neutral and acid polysaccharides with a rest of galacturonic acid.
Bulk-forming laxatives, such as psyllium (also called ispaghula
), increase stool bulk, distend the colon, and stimulate peristalsis.
Similarly, the antidiarrheal drugs would tend to cause constipation at high doses (Gilani and Rahman, 2005), it is the beauty of nature that both gut stimulatory and inhibitory constituents co-exist in plant remedies, such as ginger (Ghayur and Gilani, 2005), ispaghula
(Mehmood et al., 2011), black pepper (Mehmood and Gilani, 2010), which are probably meant by nature to offset the side effects due to extreme effect that occurs with chemical drug (Gilani and Rahman, 2005).
If an increase in dietary fibre is advised, it should be soluble fibre such as ispaghula
powder or foods high in soluble fibre (for example, oats) Pharmacological therapy