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Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk

The husk of Psyllium is the coating of mucilage around the seed. It is considered a pure dietary fibre and is the only part of the plant used in manufacturing of Psyllium products.


The husk is composed mostly of a fibre called hemicellulose which is a complex carbohydrate found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Hemicellulose is indigestible, however, it is partially broken down in the colon and feeds the friendly intestinal flora.


Its nutritional value consists mainly of glycosides, proteins, polysaccharides, vitamin B1, and choline. When compared to other grains, its fibre content is over 80% whereas oat bran is less than 15% and wheat bran 10%.


Psyllium Husk is separated from the seeds by a mechanical process where no Chemicals are used. Psyllium Husk is available in four grades of purity: 99%, 98%, 95% and 85%.


The seed itself is made up of 40% Linoleic Acid (LA), an important fatty acid essential to health. The seed has the property of mucilage formation on extraction of moisture. Psyllium seeds are cooling, laxative, soothing, anti-acidic, anti-diuretic and demulcent.



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