Benefits of Bakuchi

It is a small shrub found throughout the Indian plains. The black seeds are renowned for their use in chronic skin diseases.

Benefits of Bakuchi: Skin diseases, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, internal ulcers, improves skin tone, tones liver, spleen and pancreas, painful extremities, difficult breathing.

Action: Aromatic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, diuretic, diaphoretic, laxative, stimulant, aphrodisiac

Scientific name: Psoralea corylifolia.

Useful part: Seeds.

Dosage: 3–9g per day (powder) or 3–15ml per day


Rasa (taste): Sweet, pungent,bitter

Vırya(energy): Hot

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent

Guna (quality): Dry, light

Dosa effect: VPK=, P+ in excess

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood, muscles

Srotas (channel): Circulatory, respiratory, muscular

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Somaraaji, Somavalli, Somavallik, Soma, Chaandri, Vaakuchi, Baakuchi, Avalguja.

English: Babchi, Purple Fleabane.

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