Bakuchi is an Ayurvedic herb, very well known for its efficacy against skin diseases including leucoderma. Its botanical name is Psoralia corylifolia. It belongs to Fabaceae family.
psoralea fruits are also beneficial in treating different skin problems such as leprocy and leucoderma (loss of the skin's pigmentation). Both the fruit as well as the seed of the plant enclose psoralen, which is valuable for enabling the skin to create new pigments when out in the open to sunlight and hence is effectively used to cure diseases such as vitiligo and BAVANCHALU (a skin ailment that is marked by red scaly patches). In addition, the anti-bacterial function of the psoralea fruit slows down the development or growth of Mycobacterium tuberculos. The fruits of psoralea are harvested when they ripen in autumn. The fruits may be used fresh or even dehydrated and stored for future use. The plant's roots are effectual in treating dental caries or toothdecey. The herb also produces a very valuable therapeutic resin oil mixture or oleoresin that is useful in treating kidney problems, impotency, premature ejaculation, lumbago or pain in the lumbar region of the back.
English name – Psoralea seeds
Hindi name – Bavachi
Bengali name – Habuch
Telugu name – Bavanchalu
Tamil name – karpokarishi
– relieves constipation
– Improves taste, useful in anorexia
– promotes natural movement of body fluids
– balances kapha
– Useful in bleeding disorders.
– useful in cardiac disorders, acts as cardiac tonic
– Useful in dyspnoea, Asthma, Bronchitis and Chronic respiratory disorders.
– useful in skin diseases
– useful in urinary tract disorders and diabetes
– useful in fever
– Useful in worm infestation
- heart diseases.
- it cures tb