Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia)- Best Herb for Vitiligo
Botanical Name: Psoralea corylifolia
English Name – Psoralea fruit
Hindi Name – Bakuchi
Common Name: Barachi, Bakuchi, Babchi, Bavacalu
Bakuchi is a famous traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine most commonly used for curing skin diseases like leucoderma, psoriasis, vitiligo. Bakuchi is an erect annual herb. It is cultivated in several tropical regions of India including Uttar Pradesh, Bengal and Maharashtra. It is generally seen along roadsides and waste places of the tropical regions.
It is a multi-purpose herb having role in treating skin disorders, respiratory issues, digestion problems, wound healing, hair growth, bleeding issues etc. Bakuchi powder for vitiligo is a proven remedy which has been used since ages.
Tikta Skandha –Herbs group with a bitter taste
Katuvarga – Herbs with pungent taste
Shwitr – Herbs used for shwitr roga
Haritkayadi – Herbs of haritaki group
Energetics of Bakuchi
According to Ayurveda
Rasa (taste) – Katu (pungent),Tikta (bitter)
Guna (qualities) – Laghu (light to digest), Rooksha (dry)
Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Katu (pungent)
Veerya(action) – Hot potency
Effect on Tridosha: It balances Vata and Kapha doshas.
Parts Used: Seeds
The major chemical constituents are psoralen, limonene, bakuchinol, linalool, isopsoralen, angelicin, bavachalcone, bavachin, corylifol, psoralidin, isobavachalcone, corylin, corylifolin, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, neobavaisoflavone and bavachromanol
- Hridaya: heart tonic
- Jvaraghna: Anti-fever
- Kaphahara: Pacifies kapha
- Krimighna: Anthelmintic
- Kushtha: Treats skin disorders
- Raktapittahar: Alleviates bleeding disorders
- Rasayana: Rejuvenative
- Vranya: Treats ulcers
- Cardiac tonic
- Pigmentor: Helps pigmentation.
- Vasodilator: Widens blood vessels
Bakuchi is very well known as a ‘Skin Specialist’ for its role in treating a number of skin ailments including Leucoderma (hypopigmented lesions), Psoriasis, Leprosy and inflammatory diseases of the skin. As it is ‘Raktashodaka’ (blood purifier), it is also used in treating itching red papules, eczema, ringworm, dermatosis etc.
Bakuchi has a very specific role in treating vitiligo. It increases the rate of synthesis of melanin and its amount which helps skin recover from a vitiliginous state. Bakuchi has Kusthaghna and Rasayana properties. It helps in reducing the white patches, the darker area gradually covers this white skin area giving visible changes in the skin and control vitiligo spots. Bakuchi powder for vitiligo patches has been used by many ayruvedic vaidyas in their prescription. So, all this makes bakuchi as best herb for vitiligo treatment.
Bakuchi is widely used in treating Indigestion as it has hot potency which promotes digestive fire. It also helps eliminate ‘ama’. It is beneficial in other digestive issues like diarrhea, anorexia, abdominal pain etc. Because of its cooling property, it is also used for constipation. It also helps stop vomiting.
Bakuchi is useful in treating Worm Infestation due to its Krimighna (anti worms) property. It is helpful in all types of worms especially round worms.
Bakuchi pacifies Kapha dosha and has hot potency so it can help control asthma, cough and bronchitis. It is also used in the treatment of Dyspnoea, cough and various disorders associated with respiratory tract.
Bakuchi stimulates the heart and the circulatory system. It is used in cardiac failure and associated oedema.
It is used in issues like urinary incontinence, urination etc. It also strengthens the sphincter walls of the urinary tract.
Bakuchi removes dandruff and improves hair growth. It also improves quality and luster of hair. It is also beneficial for grey hairs.
It pacifies vata dosha and relieves spasmodic pains and chronic pains.
- helps in the quick healing of wound.
- It is effective against Helicobacter pylori so can treat diseases caused by its infection.
- Treats Anemia, Piles (due to its liver stimulant property) and various bleeding disorders
Consult Ayurvedic physician before using in pregnancy and during lactation/ breast-feeding.
Consult physician before giving to children.
Pitta Prakriti Person should consult physician before taking Bakuchi as it increases Pitta dosha.
Why Ayurveda24 Bakuchi?
Concentrated with 500 mg extract of Bakuchi
Less dosage – one capsule a day will be sufficient.
We will soon witness the day where Modern Medicine and Herbs (opposite fields of medicine) will work together for the Treatment and Benefit of the human.
CALL US FOR FREE CONSULTATION
WE PUT LIFE INTO LIFE