Natural dietary fiber

Psyllium, also known as Isapghula or Isaphgol, is derived from the seeds of plant Plantago Ovata. Psyllium seed husk is among nature’s best known sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber and is widely used as a dietary fiber supplement. India dominates the world market in the production and export of Psyllium.

Psyllium has a long history of use throughout the world. It has been in use in traditional medicines in India and is also mentioned in ancient Indian Ayurvedic prescriptions and Unani system of medicine. Psyllium is also known to have been in use in the age old medicinal practices of China and Europe.

   
         

The United States is the number one consumer of Psyllium. Psyllium is the major ingredient in a number of commercial products like Fiberall, Metamucil, Konsyl, Hydrocil, Effer-syllium, Perdiem, etc.

Numerous clinical studies have been carried out which provides a scientific evidence for the effectiveness of Psyllium in treating stomach and intestinal disorders, lowering cholesterol, improved glycemic response (release of sugar into the blood stream) that can help in diabetes, obesity and also safety in consuming Psyllium over a long period.