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Psyllium Husk (Plantago Ovata, Isabgol)


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 husk contains huge amount of soluble and insoluble natural fibers responsible for it's laxative action.
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Its nutritional value consists mainly of glycosides, proteins, polysaccharides, vitamin B1, and choline. Fiber content of over 80% compared to less than 15% for oat bran and 10% for wheat bran.

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

Hemicellulose is un-digestible, however, it is partially broken down in the colon and feeds the friendly intestinal flora.



Specifications :

Purity

85% Pure

95% Pure

98% Pure

99% Pure

Mucilloid content

NLT  85%

NLT  95%

NLT 98%

NLT 99%

Light extraneous matter

NMT 14%

NMT 4%

NMT 1%

NMT 0.5%

Heavy extraneous matter

NMT 1%

NMT 1% NMT 1% NMT 0.5%

Swell volume

Min 40 ml/gm

Min 45 ml/gm

Min 55 ml/gm

Min 55 ml/gm

Colour

Light Brown to White as per Purity
Insect infestation NMT  100 insect fragments per 25 grams, including Mites, psocids, no eggs larva or whole insects present.
Total ash 4% Maximum 4% Maximum 4% Maximum 4% Maximum
Acid insoluble ash 1% Maximum 1% Maximum 1% Maximum 1% Maximum
Moisture  content 12% Maximum 12% Maximum 12% Maximum 12% Maximum
Microbial limits

Absence of salmonella sp. And Escherichia coli




Applications :

  • IN CONSTIPATION :
    It increases the passage to the bowel content through formation of bond water. Psyllium contains gel-forming fibers composed of micro-polysaccharides and cellulose.

    This plant starch is hydrophilic in nature; hence they add moisture and bulk to stool in colon. The gel like starch softens the feces making hardened stool easier to eliminate without any kind of damage to bowel wall.

    The mucilage forms a temporary gelatinous layer that protects intestinal walls from irritation caused by caustic material in the intestine,. Thus allowing the repair of adjoining tissues.

  • IN DIARRHOEA :
    The mucilage contents forms bond with water and hence creates a surface of mucous membrane, forming a sticky masses, which are not easily distributed. Hence this avoids watery outlet during diarrhea and dysentery.

  • IN CHOLESTEROL CONTROL :
    The content has cellulose fiber, which is responsible for decreasing the absorption of cholesterol into the blood stream. They also add the filling of fullness without adding calories.

  • IN DIABETES :
    The fiber content reduces the release of dietary sugar from the digestive tract into the blood stream, thus assisting in the stabilization of blood sugar level.

  • IN COLON CANCER : 
    Insoluble fiber content dilutes cancer-causing bile acids or moves feces out of the colon more quickly, hence it reduces contact-time of feces in digestive system reducing chances of producing carcinogens (cancer-causing substance).

  • ETHNOBOTANICAL / TRADITIONAL USES :
    It has also been used in traditional herbal systems of India and China to treat diarrhea, hemorrhoids, bladder problems, Diverticular diseases, Urinary disorder, Coronary heart diseases and high blood pressure.

    Psyllium was also used topically to treat skin irritations, including poison ivy reactions and insect bits and stings.

     
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