Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) is a well-known medicinal plant used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine, for its various health benefits. Bakuchi seeds are commonly used to treat skin disorders like leukoderma or vitiligo, hyperpigmentation, and skin rashes.
The active constituents of Bakuchi seeds include psoralen and isopsoralen, which have photochemotherapeutic properties. These compounds are known to increase pigmentation in the skin and are effective in treating skin disorders like leukoderma and vitiligo. Bakuchi seeds are also used in the treatment of other skin disorders like eczema, dermatitis, and acne.
In Ayurveda, Bakuchi seeds are usually taken internally as well as used topically. The seeds are usually soaked in water or milk overnight, and then ground into a paste, which is applied to the affected areas. Bakuchi oil, which is made by soaking the seeds in coconut oil or sesame oil, is also used topically to treat skin disorders.
It is important to note that Bakuchi should be used under the guidance of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, as it can have side effects if used improperly. It is also important to consult a doctor before using Bakuchi, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication.