SNAANA’s Babchi Oil is extracted from the Fabaceae tree (legume family) through cold-pressed method. Babchi Oil (also called Bakuchi Oil in Sanskrit) is the Indian name for Psoralea Oil. Babchi is honoured as ‘Kustanashini’ in Ayurveda, meaning ‘leprosy destroyer’. As the most trusted Ayurvedic herb for blood purification and skin health, this oil is best used to cure skin disorders and infections. Some of its major properties include astringent, anti-bacterial, anthelmintic, anti-depressant and anti-microbial.
At SNAANA we source babchi seeds from kota district in Rajasthan. The black/grey seeds just 8-9% of oil in them. It takes about 11 kilograms of babchi seeds to produce a litre of coldpressed babchi oil.
Babchi Oil 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.
Babchi Oil is used as a vasodilator, pigmentor and cardiac tonic in Ayurveda for over 4000 years. It helps to treat various health conditions such as leprosy, leucoderma, vitiligo, stress and reproductive ailments. This oil also possess various healing properties, such as antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-tumour, antidepressant, stimulant, aphrodisiac, diaphoretic, antiviral, stomachic, astringent, anti-hyperglycaemic, cytotoxic, cardiac, diuretic, tonic, de-obstruent, anthelmintic and laxative.
Take a few drops of this oil and gently apply on your body once a day. A massage with Babchi Oil helps strengthen bones and assist in recovery from fractures.
Apply this oil on hair once daily before showering to cure hair fall and promote hair growth.
Mix 1 drop of Babchi Oil and 1 drop of Clove Oil in a cup of warm water. Use it as a mouthwash. Do this two times a day, in the morning and before going to bed. This will help prevent bad breath and gum problems.
Add 2 drops of Babchi Oil and 1 drop of Peppermint Oil in a bowl filled hot water. Inhale the steam for 10-15 minutes. Steam inhalation provides relief from bronchitis, blocked nose, whooping cough, cold and breathing problems.
Adding 2 drops of Babchi Oil to warm bathing water can assist in keeping away from infectious micro-organisms that worsen respiratory infections. Gently massaging your foot soles with 2 drops of Babchi oil mixed with 1 drop of Cajeput oil and 1 drop of Basil oil along with 2 ml of coconut oil can help in reducing body temperature, even in case of high fever.
You can also add 2 drops of Babchi oil with 1 drop of Rose oil and 1 drop of Sandalwood oil in warm bathing water before going to bed for elevating your mood.
Although Babchi Oil has its uses in various health and skin care, there are, however, certain precautions which cannot be ignored.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.