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Psoralea seeds

Scientific name of Psoralea seeds: Psoralia corylifolia

Name of Psoralea seeds in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vachuki, Somaraji, Suparnika, Somavalli, Kalameshi

Hindi: Bakachi, Vakuchi.

Malayalam: Karkokil കാർകോകിൽ, Kushtanashini

Plant description-

Psoralia corylifolia-Kushtanashini or babchi is a small annual herb, erect, growing up to 120 cm in tall, commonly found in sandy, loamy plains areas. Leaves are elliptic, rounded, and simple, covered with hairs, with many black dots, seeds are brown or black in color, flattened and oblong, kidney shaped, 2 to 4 mm long and2 to 3 mm wide, and, hard. Flowers are yellow or bluish purple and dense, axillary, 10 to 30 flowered clustered, flowers occur from August to December. Fruit is 5 mm long, sub-globular, with the one-seeded pod.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-rounded Margin-Entire Venation-reticulated

 Margin_Dentate-with-symetrical-teeth  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, seeds

Medicinal uses: 

To treat kidney disorders, healing of bone fractures, lower back, knee pain, bed wetting, impotence, hair loss, and vitiligo, White leprosy, intestinal worm, urine enhancer, scorpion bite, snake bite, Balances Kapha and Vata.

Chemical contents:

Flavonoids, coumarins, psoralidin meroterpenes, corylin

How to prepare medicines:

Psoralea seeds plant is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-


Pathyadi Choornam

Kurinji Kuzhambu


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