||Psoralea oil, Babchi oil
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Greenish liquid with sweet balsamic aroma
An erect herbaceous annual, 60-120 cm high with grooved and gland dotted
stems and branches. It is found throughout India in Himalayas.
Constituents & Specifications :
Psoralea corylifolia oil has various chemical compounds that include
limonene, 4 terpineol, linalool, angelicin, geranylacetate, psoralene,
bachiol, a-element and ß-caryophelenoxide.
It is refrigerant, alternative, laxative, antipyretic, anthelmintic,
alexiteric and good for heart troubles, purgative, stomachic, anthelmintic,
vulnerary, stimulant, aphrodisiac and cures blood related troubles.
Benefits & Uses :
- It is useful in treatment of vomiting, piles, bronchitis,
inflammation, anemia etc. It improves hair growth and complexion.
- It is used to treat vitiligo, leprosy and leucoderma internally. It
was shown to improve the color of skin (including removing white spots),
hair and nails.
- It is effective in treating leucoderma, white leprosy, psoriasis and
other inflammatory skin diseases and febrile conditions. The oil can be
used both internally or as a simple ointment externally
- It is used to make a perfumed oil. It also used for scorpion sting