- Mainly used to prevent landscaping, soil erosion.
- Used as thickening agent during capsule formulation in some pharmaceutical industry.
- Psyllium can be used in health drinks, beverages, ice cream, bread, biscuits, other bakery products, rice, cakes, jams, instant noodles, breakfast cereals etc., to improve the fiber content of the food as also to increase the bulk of the food.
- It is being used as a thickener in ice cream and frozen desserts. The viscosity of Psyllium mucilage dispersions are relatively unaffected between temperatures of 68° F to 122° F, by pH from 2 to 10 and by salt (sodium chloride) concentrations up to 0.15 M. These properties in combination with psyllium's natural fiber characteristic may lead to increased use by the food processing industry.
- Psyllium Husk may also be added to fresh fruit drinks or flavoured drinks to improve the mouth-feel of the drink and make it richer and impart good consistency to it.