Psoralea corylifolia Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Psoralea corylifolia Linn.belongs to Leguminosae, Papilionaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Jatbat, Zosalasa-alwan.
The English Names for this herb are Babchi, Psoralia.
The Urdu Name for this herb is Babchi.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-bilious
  • Anti-haemorrhagic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-leprotic
  • Anti-leucodermal
  • Anti-phlegmatic
  • Anti-pruritic
  • Anti-psoriatic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Blood Purifier
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Carminative
  • Detersive
  • Diaphoretic
  • Emetic
  • Emollient
  • Exhilarant
  • Laxative
  • Stimulant
  • Stomachic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seed of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. are Cough, Fever, Flatulence, Scabies, Loss of Appetite, Piles, Asthma, Constipation, Eczema, Gonorrhoea, Leprosy, Phlegmatic Fever, Intestinal Worms, Sexual Weakness, Urine Retention, Leucoderma, Psoriasis.

    The Indications of Seeds (paste) of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. are Psoriasis, Inflammatory skin disaeses, Leucoderma.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Psoralea corylifolia Linn..


    The Temperament of Seed of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    BERSEENA MARHAMHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    BERSEENA QURSHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Psoralea corylifolia Linn. is used in the preparation of Roghan Bars - Jadid, Safuf Bars, Zimad Kibrit compounds.


    Whole HerbN/A
    Seed1.000g - 2.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Psoralea corylifolia Linn.. An erect annual, 30-180 cm in height. Leaves broadly elliptic, inciso-dentate. Flowers borne in axillary long peduncled heads, bluish-purple or yellow. Pods ndehiscent, ovate, mucronate, somewhat compressed, dark chocolate to almost black, 3.5-4.5 mm x 2.0-3.0 mm. Seeds, smooth, adhering to the pericarp.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Pakistan.. The plant grows on any average soil.
    Odor: The odor of Seed of Psoralea corylifolia Linn. is Pungent
    Seed: Acrid


    No information regarding Psoralea corylifolia Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Psoralea corylifolia Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Psoralea corylifolia Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    If taken in excessive doses,it may cause nausea,vomiting,malaise,headache and sometimes purging.External application of essential oil preparation generally proved to be highly irritant to the skin causing sensitiveness and even blistering. Intradermal injection of the oil though effective ,was normally accompanied by severe pain with tendency to ulceration.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Psoralea corylifolia Linn.. (work in progress)