How exactly the Indian plantain works?
You may be wondering what is Indian plantain. Indian plantain (Plantago psyllium) is an excellent source of dietary fibre, so it is often called a “gut cleanser”, besides, it acts as a natural remedy for weight loss. After ingestion, plantain swells in the gastrointestinal tract and forms a mass in the intestine, which binds the substances that remain in the intestine during its journey through the digestive tract, thus “cleansing” it.
If we consume it before a meal, it gives us a feeling of satiety, which prevents overeating. The plantain or Psyllium is an annual herb of the Plantaginaceae family. It produces small seeds, which are used as a natural remedy for stimulating digestion due to their mucus and swelling ability. The egg-like plantain (P. ovata), the black plantain (P. indica) and the sand plantain (P. arenaria) make up the group of plantains (Latin Psyllium). Consumption of psyllium not only regulates digestion, but also lowers blood cholesterol and fat levels. For an effect on blood sugar levels it is recommended to take it with your meal.