Psoralea seeds

Psoralea seedsSanskrit name: Bakuchi
Botanical name: Psoralea corylifolia
Habitat: It is widely found in India.







  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances Kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Psoralea seeds are extensively used by Ayurveda practitioners for medicinal purpose. It is found useful in skin ailments and hair loss. It has anti-bacterial properties and helps with infections and wounds when applied externally. It balances kapha and thereby helps in treating respiratory tract diseases. It is also beneficial in treating gastrointestinal diseases. It has anti-aging properties and rejuvenates skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.


No such information on side effects is available on this herb.

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