• Psyllium Husk

  • Psyllium, popular as Isabgol or Isphagula (Botanical name : Plantago Ovata Forsk), and mainly grown in India was popularised with the advent of Arabians and Persians in India as early as 10th Century A.D. under the popular name of Fleawort or Flea Seed Husk. 


    Its use as a mild bulk laxative spread to the United States and other European countries during middle of 19th century and increased substantially later on. Psyllium has maintained an important place in therapeutics despite the development of many newer synthetic compounds.

     

    In indigenous medicine, Ayurvedic and Unani, the seeds and husks are used as an emollient, demulcent and laxative, and in the treatment of chronic constipation, amoebic and bacillary dysentery, and diarrhoea.

     

    The efficacy of Psyllium is due to the dense mucilage, the action of which is purely mechanical, as the husk swells into a jelly-like mass in emulsifying with liquids. 


    Recent advanced research carried out in the United States and elsewhere shows that Psyllium Husks used as a dietary supplement has helped lowering the human serum cholesterol level.

     

    In India the major cultivation areas are the plains of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

     

    Applications :

    • 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.

    The following grade of Husks are commercially marketed by us in bulk quantities.

    PRODUCT SHEET

    Sr. #

    Products

    Powder Form

    1

    Psyllium Seeds 99% Clean Grade

    Psyllium Seeds 99% Clean 40 Mesh Grade

    2

    Psyllium Seeds 97% Clean Grade

    Psyllium Seeds 97% Clean 40 Mesh Grade

    3

    Psyllium Husks 99% Pure Grade

    Psyllium Husks 99% Pure 40/60/100 Mesh Grade

    4

    Psyllium Husks 98% Pure Grade

    Psyllium Husks 98% Pure 40/60/100 Mesh Grade

    5

    Psyllium Husks 95% Pure Grade

    Psyllium Husks 95% Pure 40/60/100 Mesh Grade

    6

    Psyllium Husks 85% Pure Grade

    Psyllium Husks 85% Pure 40/60/100 Mesh Grade

    7

    Psyllium Husks 80% Pure Grade

    Psyllium Husks 80% Pure 40/60/100 Mesh Grade

    8

    Psyllium Husks 70% Pure Grade

    Psyllium Husks 70% Pure 40/60/100 Mesh Grade

    9

    Khakha Powder

    Psyllium Industrial Grade (Khakha) Powder

    Specifications

     PSYLLIUM HUSKS
    Technical Specification Sheet

    Sr.#

    Details

    99% Grade Husks / Powder 

    98% Grade Husks / Powder 

    95% Grade Husks / Powder 

    85% Grade Husks / Powder 

     

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    1

    Appearance

    Light beige seed husk; pale buff, brittle flakes, more or less lanceolate upto 2 mm long and 1 mm long and 1 mm wide at the centre, much broken into smaller fragments; many of the flakes have a small brownish, oval spot, about 0.8 to 1.0 mm long in the centre; the material swells rapidly in water, forming a stiff Mucillage.

    2

    Odour

    Faint Characteristics Odour - Husk-like

    3

    Taste

    Bland-mucilaginous Taste

     

    CHEMICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    1

    Moisture

    12.0 % Max

    12.0 % Max

    12.0 % Max

    12.0 % Max

    2

    Sieve Test / Particle size distribution (in A.S.T.M.)

    As per Customer requirements 

    3

    Protein

    3.0 % Max

    3.0 % Max

    3.0 % Max

    3.0 % Max

    4

    Total Ash

    4.0 % Max

    4.0 % Max

    4.0 % Max

    4.0 % Max

    5

    Acid Insoluble Ash

    1.0 % Max

    1.0 % Max

    1.0 % Max

    1.0 % Max

    6

    Light Extraneous Matter (%L)

    1.0 % Max

    2.0 % Max

    5.0 % Max

    15.0 % Max

    7

    Heavy Extraneous Matter (%H)

    1.1 % Max

    1.1 % Max

    1.1 % Max

    1.1 % Max

    8

    Purity[100– (%L + %H )]

    1.0 % Max

    2.0 % Max

    5.0 % Max

    15.0 % Max

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