Scientifically known as Psoralea Corylifolia, Bakuchi was an important herb that was used rampantly in the Indian Medicine system. Comprising of kidney-shaped seeds and simple mucronate rounded leaves, the plant is recognised to possess several anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Every part of the herb is useful and filled with medicinal ingredients. The seed of the plant is also rich in curative elements and is a known leprosy destroyer. Overall, the herb alleviates skin disorders including rashes, infections and even leucoderma or vitiligo.
One of the best and ancient remedies for Kusthroga and leucoderma
Natural blood purifier boosts the immune system and detoxifies the blood
Anti-cancerous properties and is even considered as an anti-depressant alongside possessing anti-hyperglycaemic attributes
The plant’s seeds can cure snake bites and scorpion bites; the seeds also contain laxative and diuretic properties
It relieves indigestion and is also a known cure for worm infestation
Various disorders of the respiratory tract are also cured such as dyspnoea, bronchitis, asthma and much more
Further, it can treat several other skin disorders as well
Tooth and bone decalcifications are addressed successfully with Bakuchi seeds
The fruits of the herb emit an unpleasant odour and are bitter to taste but can stop emesis or vomiting. They have the ability to cure various bleeding disorders including anaemia and piles. On the whole, the plant along with its seeds, fruits, flowers, leaves, and roots can cure anorexia by improving taste. It has the ability to treat various cardiac problems and is considered as a cardiac tonic. In Indian medicine, it even balances the Vata and Kapha dosha, which are essential for the body to function at its optimum.
Some of the key nutrients that make up the Bakuchi herb are (to name a few):
Angelicin – Has a relaxing effect
Calcium – Augments bone density
Coumestrol – A phytoestrogen that mimics the activity of oestrogens
Flavanone – An anti-oxidant that prevents cancer and diabetes
Genistein – A phytoestrogen and anti-oxidant to treat oestrogen levels in the body
Evidently, Bakuchi has anti-ageing properties and helps rejuvenate the skin. The oil of the herb is so strong that it has the ability to markedly improve the lustre and thickness of hair. The growth of hair is known to progress as the wounds, scars and other disorders of the scalp are cured by the herb.