The seed husk is used to cure inflammation of the mucus membrane of gastrointestinal and genito-urinary tracts, chronic constipation, dysentery, duodenal ulcers, gonorrhea and piles. It is also used in calico printing, setting lotions and food industry. Psyllium provides a good quality of such carbohydrates. Diabetic people can include Isabgol in their regular diet adding it in cereal flours. As it is high in fiber and low in fat the doctors recommend it when it comes to preventing heart disease. It effectively reduces the serum cholesterol levels in the blood. This way it helps remove any excess cholesterol that are blocking the arteries of your heart and protects you from heart and coronary artery disease.