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Psyllium Leading Supplier - Organic Products India

Leading Supplier and Manufacturer of Psyllium Seeds and Psyllium Husk

The Plantago ovate commonly named as Isabgol/Psyllium in India. The Isap and Ghol mean ear of the horse, which show the shape of the seeds. As this tiny pale brown colour seed are very popular across all countries today & which has almost 200 species. The origination from the Mediterranean region and West Asia extending up to Sutlej. Also distributed from the Canary Islands across Southern Spain, North Africa, the Middle East and North-Western Asia. India has tradition old use of Psyllium Seeds in its Ayurveda for medicine. Psyllium Seeds are mostly cultivated in the North Gujarat, Western Rajasthan. India is the largest grower & exporter of Psyllium Seeds on the planet. Due to various health benefits of psyllium seeds and husk, it’s popularity has kept growing over the years. The world market for Psyllium Production and export of Psyllium Seeds, Psyllium Husk and Psyllium Powder is dominated by India exporters.

Cultivation & Climatic Condition:
Psyllium Plant takes nearly 119 to 130 days and requires a cool and dry climate for a yield. Psyllium is a Rabi crop and grows from Feb to March. The plant grows in light-sandy, medium-loamy and heavy-clay soils with a low nutrient requirement. For better yield soil must have a pH level of 7.3 to 8.4. The Psyllium plant flower spikes turn reddish brown when ripening, the lower leaves get dry and the upper leaves turn yellow. The crop is only harvested in the morning time after the dew is gone to minimize shattering and field losses. The seeds are separated from the raw harvested spikes by threshing, winnowing and sieving.

Psyllium has different names across the globe:

  • English: Ispaghula, Psyllium, Blond Psyllium, Spogel Seeds, Ripple Grass
  • Sanskrit: Ashwagol, Ishadgola, Ashwakarnabeeja, Sheetabeeja, Ishrawarabola,
  • Hindi: Isabgol, Isabgul, Issufgul, Ispaghul, Isubgol
  • Chinese: Ch’-Ch’ientzu
  • German: Indische Psylli-samen
  • Netherlands: Bladvlo
  • Urdu: Ispaghul
  • Arab: Bazre-quatuna, Bazre-katina
  • Persian: Ispaghol, Isparzah, Thikam-daridah, Zhikam-daridah, Isabghul
  • Sinhalese: Isphgol Vithai
  • Japanese: Obeko

Indian Psyllium Seeds Exporters:

India dominates the complete world market in the production of Psyllium Seeds, Psyllium Husk and Psyllium Powder. India offers nearly 80% of Psyllium in the global market. The factories of Psyllium Seeds exporters are located in Unjha, Gujarat in India. The main exporting market for Psyllium Seeds, Husk and Powder are the USA, Germany, Italy, UK, France, Australia and Gulf countries. The major Psyllium Seeds, Husk and Powder are exported to the USA i.e. 60% of the world demand and followed by EU market 25% and domestic market 15%. Gujarat and Rajasthan are major states for exporting Psyllium Seeds from India. were Gujarat contributes more than 35% of world production of Psyllium Husk and Powder.

As a leading supplier and processor of psyllium seeds, husk and psyllium powder we understand the importance of quality to health-conscious customer buying our product and we take utmost efforts to follow necessary food safety standard at Organic Products India. We are a government recognised Export house. Our factory is located in Unjha, Gujarat in India. We offer Organic Psyllium Seeds, Organic Psyllium Husk, Organic Psyllium Powder, Conventional Psyllium Seeds, Conventional Psyllium Husk, and Conventional Psyllium Powder with different purities starting from 70% to 99%. We majorly export to the USA, EU market and the Middle East. Please contact for your business enquiry on info@viralspices.com.

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Isabgol Production Declines – Demand Continues Strong!

The Psyllium Husk or Isabgol is a very popular product across the globe today. Considering the health benefits the product offers it has varied uses in the Pharmaceutical industry, Food industry, Animal feed industry as well the health industry. The benefits are very much discussed in the previous blog on Psyllium Health benefits.

The versatility of this crop has made Psyllium husk a product with high demand today. According to DGFT data, India exported 29,343 tonnes of isabgol in 2011-12; 32,465 tonnes in 2013-14; and 32,325 tonnes in 2014-15. 2013-14 marked the highest export of Isabgol from India, when the production area was around 10,000 hectares. However, after this year the main Isabgol producing states in India have reported a decline in the production area.

Psyllium is produced in India in the dry drought-prone states of Gujarat & Rajasthan. The Isabgol production completely depends on the water availability & requires 3 -4 cycles of water to grow. Psyllium being a Rabi crop (winter crop), there is a climatic risk due to mid-season rains which can also damage the crop. Since past few years, India is experiencing low rainfall & less availability of water in these states, which has prompted for less production for Psyllium as the farmers are not willing to prefer this over other crops. Also, 2018-19 has not been as much a good year considering the pricing front; the farmers hardly got any profits as the production was increasing in the previous years & this resulted in the increased competition which kept the prices steady.

India is the largest exporter of Psyllium all over the globe & has a huge market in the USA, China, Japan & Australia. The Indian Psyllium Husk exporters are now worried as the price for the product is likely to go high & there will be fierce competition fetching those low profits so as to retain the customers.  The market is likely to suffer 2000 crore revenue loss for the year 2019-20 which is 20-30% loss. Gujarat has been showing a constant decline in the Psyllium production, however, what is worrisome is that Rajasthan- which was the second largest producer of Psyllium in India has shown a sudden decline in the Psyllium Husk production this year as reported by the Psyllium Husk manufacturers in India.

There are a lot of factors responsible in the production decline for the crop, but the main factors being the risk involved in the production process due to mid-season rains, high water requirement for production, reducing profit margins in the past few years. The government want farmers & the manufacturers of the product to stick to innovative ideas to increase the production as well as discover innovative ways of utilising the product so as to get more benefits in terms of the revenue. However, as per the Psyllium Husk Manufacturers in India, the cost involved in the innovation process is very high. The farmer groups are already stressed with the uneven rainfall in the region & do not have enough resources to spend on R & D facilities required to facilitate any change. This refrains the Indian Psyllium Husk producers from the creation of new ideas. Slowly but gradually the Indian market is moving towards this step to grow their global presence & a lot of Organic products manufacturers & farming groups have come together to help them grow the production of this product along with the various government initiatives. Nonetheless, there still will be lesser Psyllium Husk production for the year 2019-20 until we discover some effective manufacturing techniques & innovative products in the meanwhile. The demand being ever increasing for Psyllium products, hopefully, India will have better production for the coming years!

Expansion & Growth Of Psyllium Husk Market

Expansion & Growth Of Psyllium Husk Market

Psyllium Husk a minute feather-like small petal derived from the dehusking of Psyllium seeds, are today the fibre house of the globe. Psyllium basically belongs to the genus Plantago Ovata which is native to the Indian region & has been a famous ingredient in all the branches of allied medicines as Ayurveda, Unani & Herbal.

Largely the Psyllium Husk market can be segmented according to its usage which is as dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, animal feed & other industries like food & soil. So in general it is today a widely know product across the globe with multiple uses across industries.

Dietary Supplement – Psyllium Husk Market:

The use of Psyllium Husk as a dietary supplement gained its popularity since the year 2000. Psyllium is a gentle, bulk-forming laxative that clears diarrhoea, constipation, blood pressure, cholesterol, & also aids weight loss. All these benefits make it very popularly consumed dietary supplement. The supplement industry has a huge market mainly the Northern American region, where consumption of dietary supplement is more than the medicine industry. Psyllium Husk is a very popular product consumed in this region & this contributes a lot to the major growth of the Psyllium husk industry. Today there are a lot of innovations in this sector to enhance the awareness & importance of supplements in our daily lives & also to make them more relatable & tastier for the people. This industry is experiencing & is likely to experience the highest CAGR in the coming 5 years.

Pharmaceutical Sector:

Psyllium is used almost in all the medicines related to diarrhoea, stomach ache & constipation. Psyllium Husk has a huge pharmaceutical market. The Indian pharmaceutical industry is a huge consumer of this product & then is the American pharmaceutical industry, which is the booming market for the product. Pharmaceutical sector is the first largest consumer of Psyllium Husk in all its forms.

Animal Feed:

Psyllium Husk gained its popularity as a feed ingredient for horses & this worked really well with the constipation issues faced by them. Suddenly as this was discovered today the product is widely consumed in the animal feed industry. This is a growing industry & Psyllium sure has found its way in!

Other Industries & Psyllium Husk:

The major market for Psyllium Husk constitutes of the supplement & pharmaceutical industry. However, another new industry that’s opened its doors for Psyllium is the bakery & processed food industry. Today there is increasing awareness on the nutritive value of the food that is consumed. The global healthcare industry has understood the importance of nutrition rich food in prevention of diseases. Psyllium Husk increases the fibre content of the processed foods adding a thicker texture as well. It blends with any food item as it does not have any specific flavour & hence does not adulterate the main flavour of the dish. Food industry is a huge industry & also an industry without recession. Psyllium Husk is becoming a staple part of this industry today & so this is likely to experience the second highest CAGR in usage of Psyllium Husk.

Apart from the above segmentation, segmentation is based on the origin of the product as Organic & Conventional. The organic segment is to witness highest CAGR in the coming 5 years than the conventional one. The reason is the increased awareness of organic farming across the globe. Also, Psyllium Husk being a healthcare product, organic is more popular than the conventional cultivation. Also, as per the current wave the organic cultivation is gaining more popularity in India as well as across nations. So more & more farmers are entering into the cultivation of organic products & adding value to our meals!

Another kind of segmentation for the Psyllium Husk is based on its form – seeds, Husk & powder. Though any form depends on the convenience of the industry using it, the powder segment is likely to report more CAGR in another 5 years solely due to its conveniences.

Today 80% psyllium exports are made out of India to the world market which is an industry of 25 million annually. About 90% of the produce of Psyllium Husk is exported to the USA followed by U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Italy etc. Germany is the largest single importer of Psyllium seeds.

In India, the state of Gujarat contributes to almost 35% of the Psyllium production, along with Rajasthan contributing the similar production in the recent years. 90% of the Psyllium Husk is exported out of India all over the globe. The Psyllium Husk industry is growing at a very fast pace & it reports a global increase in consumption every year. It is expected to grow at a very high CAGR for another 5 years as the consumption for the product is showing a steady rise, due to increased awareness on the healthcare front & changing food habits.