Psoralea cordyfolia is commonly known as babchi, bakuchi, bavanchi, Bkchi. is belongs to Fabaceae family.Bakuci grows throughout India, especially in the plains of Central and Eastern India, in abundance
There are several medicinal benefits that have been associated with psoralea corylifolia babchi seeds and oil. Babchi contains properties that are antifungal, anthelmintic, aromatic and antibacterial. People use it as a stimulant or even a diaphoretic; at times, people also make use of babchi because it has diuretic and laxative properties. The Chinese believe that psoralea corylifolia is an excellent tonic remedy, for improving overall health and vitality. However, an overdose of babchi seeds could bring about some adverse side effects, such as headaches, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. The use of psoralea corylifolia oil can help cure several skin diseases like tinea versicular, scabies, ringworm and psoriasis. People also use babchi oil for vitiligo treatment. Thus it can also be used in the treatment of tuberculosis also.