What is Psoralea corylifolia?
The seed of Psoralea corylifolia L. (PCL), a well-known traditional Chinese medicine, has been applied as a tonic or an aphrodisiac agent and commonly used as a remedy for bone fracture, osteomalacia and osteoporosis in China.
Chemical constituents of Psoralea corylifolia Extract
Psoralea corylifolia Extract including the coumarins isopsoralen and psoralen, the flavonoids isobavachalcone, bavachin, corylifol A and neobavaisoflavone, and the meroterpene phenol, bakuchiol.
Benefits of taking Psoralea corylifolia Extract supplements:
PSORALEA CORYLIFOLIA is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been applied as a tonic or an aphrodisiac. The seed extract of PSORALEA CORYLIFOLIA is also suggested to be useful as a remedy for bone fracture (Lim et al. 2008) osteomalacia and osteoporosis. A number of components have been isolated and characterized from this plant, including coumarins, flavonoids and a meroterpene phenol, and some of which exhibited antibacterial (Yin et al. 2004, 2006), antitumor (Sun et al. 1998; Latha et al. 2000), and estrogen-like (Shou et al. 2007} activities. There are also several documented antioxidative (Guo et al. 2005), antidepressant (Chen et al. 2005; Kong et al. 2001) and osteoblastic proliferation stimulating activities (Xiong et al. 2003; Wang et al. 2001) of the plant extracts or its constituents.
According to Ayurveda PC were used in the treatment of Wound healing and as an Aphrodisiac (Krishnamurthi et al. 1969) Powder obtained from whole plant have been used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of skin, including leucoderma, leprosy, and psoriasis (Bourgaud et al. 1995). Diazein and Genistein are the major bioactive isoflavones reported from PC (Kaufman et al. 1997, Hsu et al. 2001).
- bone disease
- Men’s Health
- skin disease
- anti allergic
Side effects and safety of Psoralea corylifolia Extract
A small percentage of people may be allergic to the oils found in Psoralea corylifolia. If an allergic reaction were to occur, the skin may blister and become overly sensitive to sunlight. In overdose situations, there have been reports of jaundice and inflammation of the liver.
Many artichoke supplements recommend a dosage of around 1 – 3 grams per day.