Seeds & Powders
Characteristics & Applications
Psyllium, popular as Isabgol or Isphagula (Botanical name—Plantago Ovata Forsk), and mainly grown in India was popularised with the advent of Arabians and Persians in India as early as 10th Century A.D. under the popular name of Fleawort or Flea Seed Husk.
Its use as a mild bulk laxative spread to the United States and other European countries during middle of 19th century and increased substantially later on. Psyllium has maintained an important place in therapeutics despite the development of many newer synthetic compounds.