Psoralea


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psoralea

(səˈreɪlɪə)
n
(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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Fecundity and fertility control of red cotton bug (Dysdercus cingulatus) by the extract of Psoralea corylifolia.
In a press release issued on Wednesday by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department, experts said that Babchi, a medicinal plant scientifically called Psoralea Corylifolia, carries significance as its powder is utilized to treat leprosy.
Similar results have been obtained by the pre- or posttreatment with different antioxidant pharmacological approaches, including taurine [93], dehydroepiandrosterone [94], curcumin [95], Psoralea corylifolia [96], rutin [97], thymoquinone [98], and apocynin [99].
Psoralea corylifolia is a well-known medicinal plant, traditionally used against several diseased conditions.
In view of the above facts Psoralea corylifolia (leguminosae, Babchi) selected for evaluation of possible antioxidant, mutagenic and cytotoxic potential under biotic stress.
Protective effect of aqueous extract of seed of Psoralea corylifolia (Somraji) and seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Antidiabetic and antioxidative effects of aqueous extract of seed of Psoralea corylifolia (somraji) and seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Genistein (Gen), another isoflavone) is found in a number of plants, including lupin, fava beans, soybeans, kudzu, and psoralea (Dang 2009).