PURPOSE OF PSYLLIUM COMMERCIAL /MEDICINAL
Psyllium (Ispaghula) is use either in Whole Husk Or in Husk Powder form.
The Commercial uses of Psyllium are many and in multiple industries like Food, Pharmaceuticals and many others.
Psyllium can be used as a wonder product in health drinks, beverages, ice cream, bread, biscuits, other bakery products, rice cakes, jams, instant noodles, breakfast cereals, etc., to improve the fiber content of the food as also to increase the bulk of the food as dietary fiber.
Now a days some Pharma company are supplying psyllium in capsule. It is being exported to both Foods & Pharma company in large volume. Main function of the psyllium is that being 90% is the dietary fiber its application mainly is a mild laxative with no side effects. It is a low calories products. Some of the buyer are supplying psyllium its natural Husk form.
Addition of Psyllium to a beverage also improves the taste of the drink, makes it rich and imparts good texture. It also prevents the solid ingredients in a beverage from settling down.
PSYLLIUM – USES & APPLICATIONS
Psyllium is a natural dietary fiber and has a long history of use in traditional medicine in india to treat constipation. However over the years psyllium seed, husk & powder has found use in various food, pharma & healthcare industry.
PSYLLIUM IS USED MAINLY FOR ITS FOLLOWING MEDICINAL BENEFITS.
As a natural laxative to cure constipation and related problems.
As a aid in lowering cholesterol levels in blood.
To cleanse bowel from toxic substance in a purely mechanical way.
To treat ulcers in stomach and bowel, piles and fissures and acidity.
Prevents health disorders like chronic headache, pyorrehoea, dental decay, obesity, appendicitis, polyps etc., due to lack of dietary fiber.
As supplement for slimming diet.
To control blood glucose levels in Diabetes.
Psyllium is used as emollient, demulcent and laxative and in the treatment of chronic constipation, amoebic and bacillary dysentery diarrhoea due to irritative conditions of gastrointesna tract. Its action is purely mechanical and is due to large amount of mucilage contained. Psyllium has been used in traditional medicine in India like Ayurved and Unani System of medicine. According to them Psyllium is cooling, soothing and prevents acidity. It also softens substances.