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 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, flattened and oblong, kidney-shaped, 2 to 4 mm long and 2 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. The fruit is 5 mm long, sub-globular, with a 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.
Psoralea seeds, commonly known as Bakuchiol seeds, are traditionally used in herbal medicine due to their potential therapeutic properties. Here are some of the herbal uses associated with Psoralea seeds:
It’s important to note that while Psoralea seeds have been used in traditional herbal practices, scientific evidence for their efficacy and safety can vary depending on the specific use. As with any herbal remedy, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified herbalist or healthcare professional before using Psoralea seeds, especially if you have specific health concerns or are taking other medications. They can provide personalized advice based on your individual constitution and health condition, as well as guide you on the appropriate dosage and duration of use.
Flavonoids, coumarins, psoralidin meroterpenes, corylin
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