All Information about psylliumHomeRead about PsylliumAbout Psyllium Detail information about Psyllium SeedsPsyllium Seeds More about Psyllium HuskPsyllium Husk Psyllium Husk Powder InformationPsyllium Husk Powder Detail information about Psyllium D Husk SeedPsyllium D Husk Seed
Read about Psyllium Industrial PowderPsyllium Industrial Powder Psyllium Processing Infrastructure InformationPsyllium Processing Infrastructure Psyllium: Processing and Packaging DetailsPsyllium: Processing and Packaging
Psyllium Application
Psyllium Application about 100% Organic PsylliumOrganic Psyllium Psyllium Import/Export MarketPsyllium Import/Export Market FAQ’s on PsylliumFAQ’s on Psyllium
Contact for more information on psyllium, isabgolContact Us Psyllium SitemapSitemap
  Psyllium Specifications | Psyllium Edible Uses | Medical Use of Psyllium | Side Effects of Psyllium | Environment for Psyllium
Psyllium Names in Different Languages
Know more about Psylliums

Psyllium Specifications

  • Color:  Light brown to moderate brown
  • Odor:  Faint, characteristic 
  • Taste:  Bland, mucilaginous 
Know more about Psylliums History

Psyllium Edible Uses

  • Edible Parts: Leaves
  • Young leaves:  Raw or cooked
Psyllium Latin Names

Medical Use of Psyllium for

  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight loss and Obesity
Commonly Used Name of Psyllium

Side Effects of Psyllium


Using psyllium in prescribe amount is generally safe. People with diabetes problem and difficulty to regulate their blood sugar, Pregnant Woman should not use psyllium. It is recommended taking advice of medical professional for the people suffering from chronic constipation.

Psyllium Botanical Names

Environment for Psyllium


Psyllium is an agricultural crop with downy leaves and globose flowers, followed by glossy seeds. Plantago ovata is an annual herb native to Asia, the Mediterranean region, and North Africa. Psyllium grows in sandy and silty soils. The Psyllium Husk is cultivated in the western Indian region in areas having cool and dry weatherPsyllium Plants with rich, well drained and sandy soils. After threshing, winnowing and sieving the seeds are separated from the raw harvested spikes.

Environment requires for psyllium crop is clear, sunny and dry weather preceding harvest. High night temperature and cloudy wet weather close to harvest have a large negative impact on Psyllium yield. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. Isabgol grows best on light, well drained, sandy loams. The nutrient requirements of the crop are low.  Sowing during first week of November gives best yields. Early sowing makes the crop vulnerable to downy mildew disease, whereas late sowing provides lesser period of growth in winter along with possibility of shattering of seed due to summer rains in April-May.

Properties of Psyllium

Psyllium Names in Different Languages

  • English: Ispaghula, Psyllium, Blond Psyllium, Spogel Seeds, Ripple Grass
  • Sanskrit: Ashwagol, Ishadgola, Ashwakarnabeeja, Sheetabeeja, Ishrawarabola, Snigdhajeeraka
  • Hindi: Isabgol, Isabgul, Issufgul, Ispaghul, Isubgol
  • Bengali: Esphopgol, Isabgul, Isshopgul, Ispaghul
  • Gujarati: Isapgol, Isafghol, Ghoda Jeeru, Umtojeeru, Uthamujeerun
  • Kanada: Isofgolu, Visamagolu, issabagolu, Isabakolu
  • Malayam: Karkatasringi, Snigddhajirakam, Ispaghal
  • Marathi: Isabgola, Isapghol
  • Punjabi: Lisapghol, Bartang, Abghol
  • Tamil: Iskolvirai, Iskol, Isphagol, Ishappukolvirai, Ishappukol
  • Telugu: Isphagula, Isapgaluvittulu, Isapagala
  • Kashmiri: Is-mogul
  • Oriya: Isabgul
  • Urdu: Ispaghul
  • Arab: Bazre-quatuna, Bazre-katina
  • Persian: Ispaghol, Isparzah, Thikam-daridah, Zhikam-daridah, Isabghul
  • Nepalese: Isabgol
  • Sinhalese: Isphgol Vithai
  • Japanese: Obeko
  • Chinese: Ch’-Ch’ientzu
  • German: Indische Psylli-samen
  • Nederlands: Bladvlo
  Back Top Next     

Home  |  About Psyllium  Psyllium Seeds | Psyllium Husk |  Psyllium Husk Powder | Psyllium D Husk Seed
Psyllium Industrial Powder | Psyllium Processing Infrastructure  |   Psyllium: Processing and Packaging  Psyllium Application  
Organic Psyllium  |  Psyllium Import/Export Market  |  FAQ’s on Psyllium    |  Contact us  |   Sitemap

  Copyright © 2007,
Web Design & Search Engine Optimization by : Arth Infosoft Pvt Ltd.