Psoralea Seed Powder (Babchi)
Botanical Name: Psoralea corylifolia
Organic Status: Conventional
Country of Origin: China
Plant Part: Powdered Seed
Description: Known in Hindi as Babchi, Psoralea is an ayurvedic herb containing properties that are antifungal, anthelmintic, aromatic and antibacterial. The Chinese believe that psoralea corylifolia is an excellent tonic remedy, for improving overall health and vitality.
Babchi seeds are used as a remedy for leprosy, internal ulcers, skin conditions like leucoderma, fevers; it is also used as a stimulant, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antifungal, laxative and diuretic. The active component in the seeds is an essential oil.
A tsp of babchi seeds powder can be used internally, taken with honey and cilantro to improve taste. It can also be applied as an ointment externally.
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.