(also ispaghul ˈɪspəɡuːl, isabgul ˈɪsəbɡuːl)
Definition of ispaghula in English:
The dried seeds of a southern Asian plantain, chiefly used medicinally in the treatment of dysentery.
- The plantain is Plantago ovata, family Plantaginaceae
- Your GP may suggest fibre supplements, such as ispaghula or bulk-forming agents, if your symptoms do not improve.
- It may help to take a fibre supplement such as ispaghula husk or mild laxatives such as lactulose solution, which soften bowel motions.
- For constipation, a bulk-forming laxative, such as bran or ispaghula husk (eg Fybogel), can be helpful if it is hard to get enough fibre.
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