The Psoralea Corylifolia, also known as Babchi (بابچی), can be described as an important plant, which is an integral of the Indian Ayurveda system of medicine. The seeds in this plant have a range of coumarins, which includes psoralen. There are several medicinal uses that have been associated with the psoralea corylifolia seed.
PRIMARY BENEFITS AS PER AYURVEDA
- Babchi helps to support healthy skin colour/supports healthy complexion.
- Provides calcium to body in natural form, so helps in strengthening bones.
- Helps to support healthy flow of melanin pigments.
- Used in blood Purification.
- Maintains healthy color of skin, hair, and nails.
Babchi contains properties that are antifungal, anthelmintic, aromatic and antibacterial. People use it as a stimulant or even a diaphoretic; at times, people also make use of babchi because it has diuretic and laxative properties. The Chinese believe that psoralea corylifolia is an excellent tonic remedy, for improving overall health and vitality.
The fruit of the psoralea corylifolia plant are believed to have aphrodisiac properties and can be applied to the genital organs, as a tonic. The fruits are generally used for treating febrile diseases, incontinence, premature ejaculation, bed wetting, frequent urination, impotence and lower backaches. The antibacterial properties that are present in the fruit are known to restrict the growth of mycobacterium tuberculosis. The root of the psoralea corylifolia plant can be used in the treatment of dental problems. The plant can also yield a potent medicinal oleoresin which can treat certain kidney disorders, as well as conditions like lumbago.
Other uses: Bone cancer: The Chinese name of this herb, bu gu zhi, means “tonify bone resin.”