Sapgol powder is used to treat constipation. It increases the bulk in your stool, an effect that helps to cause movement of the intestines. It also works by increasing the amount of water in the stool, making the stool softer and easier to pass. It contains the husk of seeds of the plantago ovata, popularly known as isabgol. This time-tested herb has been described in ancient Ayurvedic literature as an emollient, gentle laxative, cooling and diuretic, hence, it is a popular household remedy for constipation. Sapgol powder absorbs water and swells up, due to its enhanced swelling properties, it forms an emollient gel that facilitates the passage of intestinal contents and stimulates bowel movement.
Being a purely Ayurvedic medicine it is perfectly safe and free from harmful side effects nor it is habit forming, unlike chemical laxatives.
Direction of use: For better results take 2 teaspoonfuls of Sapgol powder at bedtime with water.