Babchi (also known as Bavachi, Bakuchi. Botanical name: Psoralea corylifolia), is a herb used in Ayurveda. It contains psoralens which stimulate the pigmentation process when combined with sun exposure. Care should be taken with dosage or burning and blistering can result in some people. It can be taken orally or applied topically. Some people report stomach upset after taking Babchi orally, others have said that over time their stomach became used to the herb.
The powder from the seed is used to treat leucoderma internally. It is also applied in the form of paste or ointment externally.
Babchi is often used in combination with neem oil.
Vitiligo (also known as Leucoderma) is a skin disease that causes depigmentation (white patches). This blog contains information found on the internet which may help sufferers to educate themselves about various treatment options which may or may not help the condition, depending on many factors and the individual. The posts are intended only to inform, not to replace diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health professional. There is some evidence that diet and lifestyle play a part in this disease, however the supplements etc suggested here are not necessarily proven to be effective in all or even the majority of cases.