Propagation Method of Psoralea Corylifolia

 Family Name: Papilionaceae
 English Name: Babchi Seeds
 Hindi name: Babchi, Bhacaj
 Bengali: Latakasturi Bavachi
Telugu Name: Bavanchalu
Tamil Name: Karpokarish




Psoralea Corylifolia is a common herbaceous weed is found in Bengal, Maharashtra and all over the plains of India. Seeds which have an agreeable aromatic order and pungent smell. Psoralea Corylifolia is propagated through seeds. Seeds should be treated with one percent of sulfuric acid for 1 hour, and then the seeds should be repeatedly washed in water before the seed is sown. The land should be ploughed throughout before the onset of monsoon. The seeds are planted at a distance of 50 to 60 cm apart. The field is kept free from weeds by regular weeding. To control the insect and pest, spray the crop with 1% roger twice in a month.

The crop takes about 8 to 9 months to reach maturity. When the crop reaches at ripe stage, single seeded fruit turns brownish to black and emits a mild odour. An average yield of 1000Kg of dry seeds per acre can be obtained. For 1 acre of land 3kg of Psoralea Corylifolia seeds are required.

Uses of Psoralea Corylifolia

Psoralea Corylifolia is used in indigenous system of medicine in the treatment of Leucoderma, leprosy and Psoriasis and is also used to make perfumed oil. The drug has been considered to be so effective in the treatment of leprosy. Psoralea Seeds are given for the cure of scorpion sting, snake bite, Leucoderma and other skin diseases.

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