Botanical name : Psoralea corylifolia Linn.
Family : Fabaceae
Bakuchi, Vakuchi, Avalgujabeeja, Somaraji, Poothifalee, kushtaghni
Rasa : Katu, Tikta,
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Babchi, psoralea seed
Hindi : Bavchi, Bakchi
Malayalam : Karkokil
An erect herbaceous annual, 60-120 cm height. Leaves simple, broadly elliptic, rounded, clothed with white hairs on both surfaces, covered with numerous black dots. Flowers blue in dense, axillary, 10-30 flowered racemes; fruit pods, subglobose, slightly compressed, black, seeds oblong, flattened, dark brown with an agreeable aromatic odor and taste.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, leucoderma, ulcers, scabies, leprosy, muco-membraneous disorders and dermatitis.
Useful part : Seeds, leaves