Psyllium Husk is derived from the seed of the Plantago ovata plant (Psyllium). Psyllium is also known as Ispaghula and Isapgol. Plantago ovata is an annual crop and is cultivated in the Northwestern region of India.
Our modern diet usually lacks in fibre, as most of it is removed from the cereals including floor by hulling, refining and peeling of fruit and vegetables before consuming them. Studies in the field of biochemistry and medicine have led to the conclusion that the fibre content of our food plays an important role in the natural functioning of the body. Lack of dietary fibre leads to innumerable health disorders resulting in chronic headache, pyorrhoea, dental decay, obesity, appendicitis, polyps, constipation and other bowel disorders.
Psyllium Husk is a natural agent to provide sufficient dietary fibre to the fibre deficient food. Psyllium Husk is a complete natural fibre and does not contain any additives or preservatives. Psyllium has a long history of use throughout the world. Psyllium has been used in traditional medicine in India and finds mention in ancient Indian Ayurvedic prescriptions. Psyllium is also known to be used in China, US, & Europe.
Pharmacological Action : Psyllium husks are pure dietary fiber, composed mostly of hemicellulose. They act as a sponge in the intestinal tract, swelling as they absorb water and waste material in the bowels. Hence forming a soft, bulky mass that passes through the colon faster (keeping potentially toxic waste from depositing in the colon) and passes out smoothly and easily.
Psyllium husk is used as emollient, demulcent and laxative and in the treatment of chronic constipation, amoebic and bacillary dysentery diarrhoea due to irritative conditions of gastronintesna tract its action is purely mechanical and is due to large amount of mucilage contained. According to Ayurved and Unani System of medicine, Psyllium is cooling, soothing, & softening substance and prevents acidity.
Properties of Psyllium Husk
High Affinity to Water
Purely mechanical action (body does not assimilate it)
Psylium Husk Grades & Specifications
Psyllium Husk is available in various grades according to the purity and mesh size etc. to match the individual user needs.
Psyllium Industrial Kha Kha powder is also available We would be glad to send you specifications of various grades of Psyllium husk on request, Please contact us for obtaining specifications. Packaging : Available in 15 / 25 Kg. Paper bags with polythene liner inside, or as per buyer's requirements. Storage Conditions : Store in cool & dry place and avoid direct sunlight. Container Stuffing Information : 9.5 M. Tons for Psyllium Husk and 18 M. Tons for Psyllium Husk Powder per 20' FCL, without palletisation.