ispaghula


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ispaghula

A mucilaginous plant that swells in water to provide bulk in the intestine and promote movement of the contents. Ispaghula is used to treat constipation. Brand names are Fybogel, Fybozest, Konsyl and Regulan.
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Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with lorazepam, hyoscine butylbromide, and ispaghula husk.
Ispaghula therapy in irritable bowel syndrome: improvement in overall well-being is related to reduction in bowel dissatisfaction.
The test drug (1) was Indian PSH (husks of Plantago ovata FORSSKAL, synonym: Plantago ispaghula ROXBURGH; plantaginis ovatae testa) in a 100% preparation without fat, sugar, aroma or other additives.
The gel nature and structure of the carbohydrate of ispaghula husk ex Plantago ovata Forsk.
Bulking agents (natural bran, wheat husks, ispaghula, sterculia and methyl cellulose taken with plenty of water) help overcome constipation.
Regarding the drafts on Ispaghula husk and seed as well as on Psyllium seed, however, they only contain information on the well-established medicinal use without a traditional use.
A ISPAGHULA husks are the natural, fibre-rich parts of a plant belonging to the plantain family.
Some people with IBS find fibre derived from bran makes symptoms worse, so if taking fibre supplements, try ispaghula, psyllium or sterculia instead.