Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk Powder (Organic)

Psyllium husk, or psyllium fiber, is a water-loving substance within it is the outer layer of the psyllium seeds from the psyllium plant, Plantago ovata, and is considered a valuable source of fiber. It is made of what is referred to as mucilage and is obtained through mechanical milling or grinding to remove the seed’s outer layer, where the fiber is highly concentrated. This psyllium fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate that can provide several health-related benefits. For centuries, psyllium husk has been used in the ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda to promote the body’s overall health and well-being. Psyllium comes from the Plantago Ovata plant which is grown in the rolling fields of the Gujarat and Rajasthan regions of India. The name psyllium comes from the Greek word “psulla”, which means flea, because seeds on the plant resemble clustered fleas.

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Benefits

  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Aids Digestion
  • Supports Satiety Which Aids Weight Loss

Applications/Use

  • Food or Beverage Additive
  • Capsules

Research

FIBER SUPPLEMENTS AND CLINICALLY PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS

There are numerous fiber products on the market today. Some contain a natural fiber, such as inulin (i.e., chicory root), psyllium (i.e., husk of blond psyllium seed), or β‐glucan (i.e., oat or barley; McRorie & Fahey, 2015). Others contain an artificially created product, such as polydextrose (synthetic polymer of glucose and sorbitol), wheat dextrin (heat/acid treated wheat starch), or methylcellulose (semisynthetic, chemically treated wood pulp; McRorie & Fahey, 2015). The Institute of Medicine . . .

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PSYLLIUM: A WONDER FOR GOOD HEALTH

Psyllium was introduced as a medicinal plant by Indian Muslims and seeds were firstly collected from some wild species. In Pakistan, it was firstly cultivated in Lahore and Multan districts and then moved to Bengal, Mysore and Indian Coromandel coast. Psyllium was a native of Persia, now grown in . . .

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