Apollo Agro Industries Limited

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

Psyllium Seeds

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

Description:

The psyllium seed is encased in a thin white, translucent mucilaginous membrance know as ISABGOL HUSK or SAT-ISABGOL.

Psyllium seed is used in medicine since long time. The Persian physician, alhervi prescribed its use as early as 10th century for treatment of chronic dysentery and intestinal fluxes. The mucilage of seed husk acts as lubricant in the large intestine.

Chemical Constituents of Psyllium Seed:

The psyllium seed yields a colloidal mucilage consisting mainly of xylose , arabinose and galacturonic acid.

The seeds contain a significant amount of proteins ( 17 to 19 ).

Chromatographic screening of proteins of seeds indicates the presence of seven amino acide in bound from.

The de-husked seeds posses 5% yellow semi-drying oil, small amounts of glycosides, aucubin and considerable tannin and an active principal resmbling acetylcholine.

Specifications:
Color Light brown to moderate brown
Odor Faint, Characteristic
Teste Bland, Mucilainous
Partical Size Not more than 5% on U.S.S 35#
Moisture ( Less than drying ) Not more than 12.0%
Total Ash Not more than 4.0%
Acid Insoluble Ash Not more than 1.0%
Foreign Organic Matter Not more than 0.5%

THE ABOVE LIMITES ARE AS PER USP

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