Chinese Name : Bu gu zhi
English Name : Babchi Seeds, Purple Fleabane
French Name : Psoraléa
German Name : AsphaltkleefrüchteFamily FABACEAE
Habit Herb Used In Ayurveda, Folk, Homeopathy, Tibetian, Unani and Sidha
Distribution Globally the species is distributed in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar (earlier Burma), China and Arabia. Within India, it is seen along roadsides and waste places of the tropical regions. It is cultivated in several tropical regions of India.
Common Uses :
- The seed, root and leaves of Bakuci is used in the form of powder to treat skin diseases, vitiligo, minor skin diseases, poisoning, for conception, caries, deafness, filaria, wound and as rejuvinative.
- Kustha Anointment with the powder of bakuci mixed with sunthi (zingiber officinale) destroys severe and chronic kustha (BP.Ci.54.53) Vitiligo Decoction of amalaka (Phyllanthus emblica) and khadira (acacia catechu) (heart wood) added with bakuci powder should be used regularly keeping on wholesome diet. It alleviates vitiligo.