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Psyllium Specifications

 
  • Color:  Light brown to moderate brown
  • Odor:  Faint, characteristic 
  • Taste:  Bland, mucilaginous 
   
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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
   
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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.

   
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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
   
 
     
     
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