Babchi Oil

Featured Ingredients:

apricot kernel

Product Description

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.

Benefits of Babchi Oil

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.

Other uses of Babchi Oil include:
  • It is used to treat vitiligo.
  • It helps to treat cardiovascular problems, leprosy, liver inflammation, leucoderma, uterine haemorrhage, jaundice, asthma, premature ejaculation, menstrual discomforts, alopecia areata and skin pigmentation problems.
  • It is also useful for urinary tract disorders, diabetes, cardiac problems, kidney problems, constipation, worm infestation, bleeding disorders, inflammation and anaemia.
  • It improves the condition of leprosy, leucoderma and psoriasis.
  • It promotes the pigmentation and stimulates melanin pigments.
  • It helps to treat weak gums, plaque, bleeding gums, bad breath or halitosis and other oral problems.
  • It helps to treat grey hair.

Directions for using SNAANA's cold pressed Babchi Oil

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.

  • This oil is meant for external use only.
  • This oil should not be consumed.
  • Pregnant women should not use this oil.
  • Avoid sun exposure after using Babchi Oil.
  • People with sore throat, dry mouth, constipation, urinary tract infection and haematuria should avoid the use of this oil.
  • Do not use this oil if you are undergoing PUVA (ultraviolet light) therapy as it might cause photosensitive reactions.


How to use babchi oil for Vitiligo?

It is best to apply the oil 3-4 times a day on the areas of concern. One should patiently massage the patch for 1-2 minutes each time with the application of the oil.

Is this glass bottle?

Yes, it is a glass amber colour bottle to keep the oil safe and healthy.

What is the shelf life of SNAANA's Babchi Oil?

Babchi oil is good to use for 2 years form the date it is cold pressed. All cold pressed oils should be kept in cool temperature.

How to use babchi (bakuchi) oil for respiratory health?

Add 2 drops of babchi oil, 1 drop of peppermint oil to a steamer. Inhale the steam and cover your body and sleep. Inhalation can relieve symptoms related to blocked nose, cold and cough etc.


Ghansyam Tamta - 18/05/2020

super quality product! the best place to buy unique cold-pressed oils

Reply from SNAANA
Thanks for the positive review!

Latika Pathak - 17/05/2020

Snaana never disappoints me with their products. I have ordered 500 ml Babchi Oil and it delivers on time :)

Reply from SNAANA
Thanks for the review!

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