Plantago ovata

Botanical Name Plantago ovata
Common Name Isabgol
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Plantaginales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
Species: ovata
Part used Seeds husk.
Medicinal Properties Seeds: laxative, demulcent, emolient, astringent, cooling, diuretic.
Medicinal Use Seed husk: chronic constipation, colitis, diarrhoea, dysentery, urethritis, ulcers, gastritis, blood cholesterol LDL level, high triglycerides. Affections of kidney and bladder.
ChemistryHemicellulose, xylan, arabinose, rhamnose, galacturonic acid units(arabinoxylans), lignin, cellulose.
Cultivation NA
Regional Habitat Aravali hill of Rajasthan
DescriptionStemless soft, hairy annual herb. Leaves: 7.523cm long, 6mm broad, narrowly linear or filiform, entire or distantly toothed,Flowers: ovoid or cylinderic spikes 1.5-3.8cm long, bracks broad. Seed: ovoid-oblong, boat shaped, smooth and yellowish brown.