Psyllium husk powder is a high source of natural dietary fiber, which can benefit the heart during replenishment, improve gastrointestinal health and promote regularity. Psyllium husk powder is called isaphgol and isabgula. It is a soluble fiber that binds with water in the body to form a gel-like substance. Gel absorbs feces and other toxic elements from the body. Because soluble fiber is not easily broken down by the body and passes through the digestive system, the gel facilitates its passage through the gastrointestinal tract and promotes defecation. Psyllium is proven to increase fecal size and moisture, and the most common features of psoriasis supplementation are softness, smoothness and easy passage. Compared with other sources of dietary fiber, psyllium seems to be more effective in forming feces, and seems to be one of the few sources of fibre that have not been associated with excessive gastrointestinal bloating.
Psyllium husk powder is processed from the Psyllium Husk. The Psyllium Husk is ground with various grades of powders of 40 mesh, 60 mesh, 80 mesh and 100 mesh particle sizes. Psyllium Husk and their powder were used as mild laxatives in the United States and other European countries in the mid-19th century. Despite the development of many newer synthetic compounds, Psyllium husk powder remains an important part of the treatment. With various medical benefits, psyllium husk is widely used to improve digestion, lower blood cholesterol, heart disease, colon function, weight control, blood sugar control, diverticular disease, and diverticulitis.
In the pharmaceutical industry, psyllium husk powder seems to able to reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol. In addition, psyllium husk powder is used as a lubricity laxative and is considered to be useful in the treatment of intestinal problems such as constipation and other minor diseases. Psyllium husk powder is used to lose weight because it produces a plump feeling, which obviously reduces food intake responsible for increasing body weight.
In the food and beverage industry, psyllium husk powder is used in health drinks, beverages, ice cream, bread, biscuits, other bakery products, rice, cakes, jams, instant noodles, breakfast cereals, etc.
Psyllium husk powder is used to prevent landscaping and soil erosion, as a thickener in capsule formulations, as a thickener in ice cream and frozen desserts, and as a sediment prevention agent for major animals in sandy land.