Psyllium husk is white fibrous material derived from psyllium seeds. It is an effective product with varieties of uses in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food products industries. Psyllium Husk consists of the epidermis and the collapsed adjacent layers removed from the dried ripe seeds of Plantago Ovata.
Psyllium husk contains huge amount of soluble and insoluble natural fibers responsible for it's laxative action.
Its nutritional value
consists mainly of glycosides, proteins, polysaccharides, vitamin B1, and choline. Fiber content of over 80% compared to less than 15% for oat bran and 10% for wheat bran.
The husk is composed mostly of a fiber called hemicellulose which is a complex carbohydrate found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Hemicellulose is un-digestible, however, it is partially broken down in the colon and feeds the friendly intestinal flora.