Psyllium is obtained from plantage ovate or Psyllium plant. Psyllium plant grows in the region which has good exposure to sunlight, and the soils are well drained and sandy. This is an annual crop cultivated largely in Gujarat and in some parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

The Botanical name of Psyllium husk is Plantago Ovata, and it is better known as Isabgol in India.

Psyllium is mucilage having a combination of xylose, aucubin, galacturonic, arabinose, semi drying fatty oils.

Psyllium husk derived from bent layers are extracted from dried ripe seeds of plantago ovata frosk.

The Psyllium husks are thoroughly cleaned and sorted from anti farm fibers, mud, iron particles, dust, particles, stones and other waste products. They are then graded, taking their scientific values into account. The Psyllium husk seeds are been processed and forms the Psyllium husk powder. Psyllium husk powder are sorted with the help of these grades.

Psyllium consists of 80% water soluble fiber. Psyllium mucilage has a viscosity which is undeterred with 68 degrees F to 122 degrees F, by pH ranging from 2 to 10 and by sodium chloride up to 0.15 m.

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The properties of Psyllium Husk

  • Lowers cholesterol level in blood
  • Natural laxative
  • Curing agent for peptic ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Piles
  • Acidity and ulcers
  • For slimming purposes
  • For diarrhea, dysentery and other bowel disorders

The Nutritional Value of Psyllium Husk consist of

  • Proteins
  • Vitamin B1
  • Choline
  • Glycosides
  • Polysaccharides

Psyllium husk and powder are used as horse feeds as they prevent the accumulation of sand or stones in animals without any side effects.

Psyllium husk and powder are also used in pharmaceutical industries while manufacturing tablets as it acts as a thickening agent. Psyllium husk powder is also used in food processing industries like in ice creams, rice, jams, cakes, biscuits, breads and instant noodles.

Generally, Psyllium husk powder is been treated as laxative, i.e. a food additive that stimulates bowel movement and helps in facilitating the excretory system. The Psyllium husk plays a great role as a dietary fiber and is helpful in various medical conditions like constipation, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and many more.

Applications of Psyllium Husk Powder in Industries

  • In medical industries, it is widely been used as a bulk-forming laxative. It is mainly been recommended for the treatment of diarrhea & constipation due to its high soluble fiber content.
  • In the food industry, Psyllium husk powder is used as a thickening agent in ice cream and other desserts. Due to its natural fiber characteristics, it helps to improve the fiber content of the food like bread, biscuits, beverages, health drinks etc.
  • Psyllium husk powder can also be added to fresh fruit drinks that makes the feel and good consistency of the drink.
  • The Psyllium husk is also been used in the prevention of landscaping, soil erosion and is also used in animal feed that gives high fiber content to animals
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