Apollo Agro Industries Limited

Apollo Agro Industries LimitedProcessors & Exporters of Psyllium Seed, Husks and Powde

Psyllium Husk

Common Names of Psyllium:

Psyllium husk, Sat-Isabgol, Indian Plantago, Plantago Ishagula, Isabgol, Flea, Ispaghua, Spogel, Plantago Psyllium, Isaphgol, Plantago sp., Isabgula, Plataginis Ovata Testa.

Botanical Names of Psyllium:

Plantago Ovata, Plantago Ispaghula

Psyllium Other Name:

Psyllii Semen, Blond Psyllium, Sand Plantain, Plantago Arenaria, Flohsamen


Psyllium husk comes from the crushed seeds of the plantago ovata plant.

Psyllium husk is product mainly for its mucilage content. Psyllium is a natural, water soluble, gel-reducing fiber which is exraceted from the husks of blond psyllium seeds ( PLANTAGO OVATA ).

Psyllium is a soluble fiber used primarily as a gentle bulk forming laxative. Psyllium husk is derived from these odorless, tasteless seeds. Psyllium contains up to 70% of soluble and 30% of insoluble fibers.


Laxative: Psyllium husk ( Plnatago ovata ) is generally treated as laxative in the world market. Laxative are food additives, which stimulate the bowel movement and facilitates excretory action in case of constipation. The swelling up of intestine due to bulk-forming laxative soften and increase the volume of the stools. This then encourages the bowel move and pushes the stool out.

Weight Control: Psyllium mucilage absorbs water and expands substantially. In the stomach, Psyllium expansion produces feeling of fullness. This causes a decrease in food intake. Psyllium has no harmful chemical side effects; it is just a herb that is loaded with beneficial soluble fibre.

Diarrhea: Psyllium used as a bulk-forming agent to help relive mild to moderate diarrhea. Psyllium soks a significant amount of water in the digestive tract circumstances, slower to pass.

Hemorrhoids: Psyllium may be recommended by a physician to help soften stool and reduce the pain associated with hemorrhoids.

High Chloesterol: Psyllium husk have a cholesterol-lowering effect when added to a low-fat, low-chloesterol dite. Studies have shown psyllium to be quite effective in lowering levels, which can be helpful to those with high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and those at increased risk for developing hypercholesterolemia.

Diabetes: Studies suggest that a high-fiber diet, which may include psyllium, blood sugar levels and improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with diabetes.

Purity Psyllium Husk 85% Psyllium Husk 95% Psyllium Husk 98% Psyllium Husk 99%
Mucilloid Content NLT 85% NLT 95% NLT 98% NLT 99%
Penatibus et magnis Add-on 10 20 50
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 40ml/gm MIN 45ml/gm MIN 55ml/gm MIN 55ml/gm
Color Light brown to white as per purity
Insect Infestation Not more than 100 insect framgment including mites and psocides per 25 grams
Moisture Content Not more than 12 %
Total Ash Not more than 4 %
Acid Insoluble Ash Not more than 1%
Microbial Limits Absence of salnonella sp. And excherichia coli


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