What Is Isabgol? Psyllium husk is commonly known as isabgol, ispaghula in India. The name psyllium derived from the seeds of the Plantago ovata plant that are found in the northwestern region of India. Isabgol plant is native to India and Pakistan and is the annual crop that is grown in the northwest region of India.
Psyllium seed husk is a part of the seeds of plant Plantago ovate. The Seed so-called husk is a natural fiber that is soluble in water with reducing gel that becomes mucilaginous when wet.
This plant contains some soluble fiber and 30% to 70% are insoluble. It consists of the epidermis and collapsed adjacent layers that are removed and dried from the ripe seeds of Plantago ovata.
It is light brown to white, depending on the purity; the fibrous shells that are processed from psyllium seeds are used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, and various related industries.