Panchtikta Ghrita is a classical Ayurvedic preparation in the form of herbal ghee. This ayurvedic medicine having ghee as its base can keep the vata, pitta and kapha doshas calm. It can be used in preparatory procedure for Panchkarma as well in medicine form, essentially for skin diseases. Here Panchtikta states five bitter herbs that are chief ingredients in this herbal ghee.
- Neem- Azadirachta indica
- Patola- Luffa acutangula
- Vyaghri- Solanum xanthocarpum
- Guduchi- Tinospora cordifolia
- Vasa- Adhatoda vasica
Herbs used in Panchtikta are known to eliminate toxins from the body and purify blood.
It is also useful in treating non-healing ulcers, skin disease, eczema, psoriasis, worm infestations, hemorrhoids and cough.
Bavchi also known as Psoralea corylifolia belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is also called Bakuchi in Sanskrit. The seeds of Bavchi are used as a vasodilator, pigmentor and cardiac tonic in Ayurveda for above 4000 years.
Bavchi has the major chemical constituents such as bakuchiol, psoralen, linalool, limonene, α-elemene, angelicin, bavachalcone, isopsoralen, corylifol, 6-prenylnaringenin, corylin, isobavachalcone, corylifolin, psoralidin, bavachromanol, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and neobavaisoflavone. This herb possesses various healing properties such as antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-tumor, antidepressant, stimulant, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, antiviral, stomachic, astringent, anti-hyperglycemic, cytotoxic, cardiac, diuretic, tonic, deobstruent, anthelmintic and laxative.
Health Benefits of Bavchi oil
The oils extracted from Bavchi seeds helps to treat skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, boils, skin eruptions, scabies, leucoderma, ringworm and vitiligo. The research shows that Bavchi oil has psoralens that stimulates melanin pigments of skin structure and promote pigmentation. It enhance skin health and shores up residual pigmentation.
It promotes circulation of blood; production of melanin pigments ad purifies blood. It also improves the color of skin, hair and nails.