Sanskrit: Vachuki, Somaraji, Suparnika, Somavalli, Kalameshi
Hindi: Bakachi, Vakuchi.
Malayalam: Karkokil കാർകോകിൽ, Kushtanashini
Psoralia corylifolia-Kushtanashini or babchi is a small annual herb, erect, growing up to 120 cm in tall, commonly found in sandy, loamy plains areas. Leaves are elliptic, rounded, and simple, covered with hairs, with many black dots, seeds are brown or black in color, flattened and oblong, kidney shaped, 2 to 4 mm long and2 to 3 mm wide, and, hard. Flowers are yellow or bluish purple and dense, axillary, 10 to 30 flowered clustered, flowers occur from August to December. Fruit is 5 mm long, sub-globular, with the one-seeded pod.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, seeds
To treat kidney disorders, healing of bone fractures, lower back, knee pain, bed wetting, impotence, hair loss, and vitiligo, White leprosy, intestinal worm, urine enhancer, scorpion bite, snake bite, Balances Kapha and Vata.
Flavonoids, coumarins, psoralidin meroterpenes, corylin
How to prepare medicines:
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