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(Plants) any plant of the tropical and subtropical leguminous genus Psoralea, having curly leaves, white or purple flowers, and short one-seeded pods. See breadroot
[C19: via New Latin from Greek psōraleos mangy, from psōra mange, an allusion to the glandular dots of the plant]
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Noun1.psoralea - widely distributed genus of herbs or shrubs with glandular compound leaves and spicate or racemose purple or white flowersPsoralea - widely distributed genus of herbs or shrubs with glandular compound leaves and spicate or racemose purple or white flowers
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
breadroot, Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, pomme de prairie, Psoralea esculenta - densely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots
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Bakuchiol [(1E,3S)-3-ethenyl-3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-l-yl]phenol, a prenylated phenolic monoterpene found in the seeds and leaves of various plants, particularly Psoralea corylifolia, has been used to treat a broad array of disorders, including skin conditions, in the traditional medical practices of China, Japan, and Korea, as well as Ayurvedic medicine in India.
Wright, The evaluation of forty-three plant species for in vitro antimycobacterial activities; isolation of active constituents from Psoralea corylifolia and Sanguinaria canadensis, J.
[17] reported bactericidal activity of bakuchiol (obtained from Psoralea corylifolia) on different Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Lactobacillus species and Actinomyces viscosus and P.
Wenget al., "Development of an HPLC method for absolute quantification and QAMS of flavonoids components in Psoralea corylifolia L," Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry, vol.
Psoralidin, for example, a natural phenolic compound found in the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia, has been seen to inhibit NOTCH1 in breast cancer stem cells and in breast cancer cells, leading to a growth arrest and inhibition of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) [21].
Genistein is an isoflavonoid compound present in some edible plants such as alfalfa, soybean, fava bean, psoralea, pea, green lentil, and lupine [133].
The eight Chinese herbal medicines used in this study were Chai Hu (Bupleurum), Bai Zhu (Atractylodes), Bai Shao (Paeonia), Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza), Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea), Bo He (Mentha), Fu Ling (Poria), and Shi Gao (Gypsum).
Wu, "Characterization of compounds in psoralea corylifolia using high-performance liquid chromatography diode array detection, time-of-flight mass spectrometry and quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry," Journal of Chromatographic Science, vol.