Sunday, August 12, 2012

Psoralea or Babchi seeds Nutritional and medical Benefits

 Psoralea corylifolia is an important plant in the Indian Ayurveda  and Tamil Siddha systems of medicine, and also Chinese medicine. It grows throughout the sandy loamy plains of Eastern and Central India. Bakuchi means which pacifies Vata in the body.

Bakuchi are those little black seeds that are famous for their properties to heal skin disorders. The outer cover is sticky and has coumarins that have the therapeutic properties. Some of the common names are Babchi and Psoralea and Bakuci. There are many health benefits of this herb.

P. corylifolia extract contains a number of bioactive compounds that are the molecular basis of its action, including flavonoids, coumarins. Also a very high concentrations of the anticancer chemical genistein have been found in the leaves of Psoralea corylifolia.

Vitiligo, leucoderma or white patches, Bakuchi is the best medicine to be used internally as well as locally on these patches. Bakuchi is irritant on the skin and it removes the upper layers of the skin and brings healthy skin by improving the distribution of the melanin in the skin and cures this condition. Bakuchi helps skin to rejuvenate by working on the liver and removing the toxins out of the body.

Ayurvedic Benefits of Bakuchi:

  • It is used in ayurveda to treat the below problems:
  • It is used as Srotas i.e. channel for treating respiratory, circulatory, and muscular disorders.
  • It is also used to treat Dhatu i.e. tissue that includes the problems related to plasma, blood and muscles.
  • When the The powder from the seed is used to treat leprosy and leucoderma internally. It is also applied in the form of paste or ointment externally.
  •  It is a remedy for Aromatic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, diuretic, diaphoretic, laxative, stimulant, aphrodisiac.
  • Benefits in treating Skin disorders, Hair Loss.
  • It is also useful for enhancing bone calcification or adding calcium and this process makes psoralea valuable while treating bone disorders such as osteoporosis and bone fractures.
  • It has various other nutritional and medical benefits. Check the Nutritional Medical benefits of Psoralea corylifolia also called as Babchi seeds.


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