The principal motive of the series of articles under Enchanted Forests is to highlight the spellbinding beauty of Nature.
The past 8 months have been extremely exciting as I discovered and unraveled, during the course of posting these blogs, the marvels of Nature hitherto unknown to me .
Travelling to Lakshman Sagar in Pali district near Ajmer in Rajasthan unveiled a unique Natural Herb which I saw for the first time in my life of over 50 years.
Witness the Fields of Psyllium ( English), Isabgol ( Hindi) ,Plantago ovata ( Scientific Name) in the picture below.
Psyllium Seed Husk is a Natural Cure for numerous ailments of the digestive system like Constipation and Diarrhea.The Husk of the Psyllium Seed also reduces Cholesterol and controls Diabetes.
Also known as Blond Plantain and Indian Desert Wheat , this small Wonder Herb is Native to the Indian Subcontinent.
The Isabgol plant grows to a maximum height of 12 inches or 30 cms and can be seen below along with a few shrubs of Cumin ( will blog on this aromatic spice at a later date) .
Isabgol is a natural dietery fibre which is hygroscopic in nature , which means it absorbs moisture like a sponge and swells up.
It is has no taste or flavour and looks extremely inconspicious, yet it has remarkable Curative properties.
Grown extensively in the sandy soils of Rajasthan and Gujarat, over 60% of the World’s Psyllium Husk is grown in the Northwestern Region of India.
The USA is the largest importer and consumer of Isabgol.( incidentally, many who read these blogs are from the USA )
The featured image gives a close up of the lovely Flowers of this Wonder Herb.
In the blogs to follow I will Enchant you with pictures of a Plant which looks like a clone of the Plantago ovata.