Psyllium husk is derived from the seed of the Plantago Ovata (Psyllium) Plant and is a 100% natural product . The husk is a thin white epidermis covering the seed. It is made up of 70 percent soluble fiber and 15 percent insoluble fiber. Plantago Ovata is an annual crop and is cultivated primarily in the North Western India.
When Psyllium seeds are processed to make Psyllium husk, the extraneous material left is termed as Kha-Kha Powder or Plantago. It is essentially a byproduct of Psyllium husk but is very effective as a tackifier for soil erosion due to its "stickiness" which holds the soil and mulch in place for effective germination.
Psyllium is a completely natural fiber and does not contain any additives or preservatives. It is an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber without adding any calories.
Some of the properties are:
- Completely natural and non-toxic.
- High affinity to water. Swells rapidly up to 20 times its volume in cold water
- Not absorbed or digested by the body.