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Psyllium Seed Husks, known as isabgol is a part of Ayurveda, since centuries. Psyllium Husk Seed (isabgol) is a household remedy, which cures constipation and diarrhea. We are one of the renowned Exporters and Suppliers of Psyllium Husk Extract. Our products are of utmost quality and cater to the needs of customers in a satisfactory manner.
PLANT PART USED : seeds & seed husk of Plantago Ovata
Seed Hard, transluscent, boat shaped structure, upto 8 mm long and 1 mm broad. Surface glossy and shining having a pinkish brown colour. There is an oval spot in the centre of convex(dorsal) surface. On the concave (ventral) surface. A deep furrow is seen with a hilum which appears as a red spot in the centre. Odour - nil: taste - mucilagenous.
Husk Thin, curved or boat shaped structure of papery texture, representing the seed coat. It measures upto 4 mm long and 1mm broad at the broadest point. The material consists of a lot of broken pieces also. Odour - nil:taste -mucilagenous.
The seeds contain mucilage (10 - 20%) as the major constituent, together with a fatty oil, protein, oxalic and mucic acids, invertase, emulsin and the glycosideaucubin.
The mucilage can be extracted from the seeds or seed coat with cold or boiling water, its composition depending on the method of preparation. It is composed of xylose, arabinose and galacturonic acid, the first being the principal sugar.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
The seed is useful in gastric and duodenal ulcers. The husk has emollient and demulcent properties and is given in dysentary and diarrhoea. It is extensively used in laxative formulations.