Psyllium Husk:- (Plantago Ovata,Ispaghula)

Psyllium husk is white fibrous material derived from psyllium seeds. It is an effective product with varieties of uses in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food products industries. Psyllium Husk consists of the epidermis and the collapsed adjacent layers removed from the dried ripe seeds of Plantago Ovata.
Psyllium Husks is a soluble fiber. Soluble fiber becomes gelatinous and sticky in water. It is not absorbed in the small bowel. It is broken down in the large bowel and becomes a food source for the bacteria that live in the colon. These healthy bacteria bulk up the stool, creating larger softer stool which is easier to pass. Incidently, after psyllium is metabolized in the colon, some of it is absorbed and so adds some calories to the diet.

The husk is composed mostly of a fiber called hemicelluloses which is a complex carbohydrate found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables

Applications

   
IN CONSTIPATION
IN DIARRHOEA
IN CHOLESTEROL CONTROL
IN DIABETES
IN COLON CANCER
ETHNOBOTANICAL / TRADITIONAL USES
DIETARY FIBRE
Available purity 85%, 90% , 95%, 98%,99%...
 

Main use in pharmaceutical formulations, lubricating laxative
Useful in the treatment of intestinal tract problems like constipation and other minor disorders.
It is commercially used in Ice-creams as an substitute of sodium alginate as a stabilizer.
Also used in fresh fruit drinks, Jam, Bread, Biscuits, Rice cakes, instant noodles, breakfast cereals, etc.
Improves Softness and Texture, works as binder and stabilizer in pharmaceutical industry. 
To avoid the stickiness in throat and mouth some companies prepare capsules for regular consumption.

Psyllium husk powder is the pulverized form of husk. Its gradient depends on its sieve size. It is cooling, laxative, antidiabetic, antichronic, soothing, etc