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
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.