P'o Ku Chih, Pha Cot Chi
This herb has been considered by Ayurveda doctors to be so effective in the treatment of leprosy that it was given the name of 'Kushtanashini' (leprosy destroyers).The powder from the seed is used to treat leprosy and leucoderma internally. It is also applied in the form of paste or ointment externally.
The unsaponified oil has been used with success in case of leucoderma and psoriasis.It was shown to improve the color of skin (including removing white spots), hair, and nails.
An ointment made by combining one part of an alcoholic extract of the seeds with two parts of chaulmugra oil and two parts of lanoline has been found to be effective in treating leucoderma, white leprosy, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin diseases and febrile conditions.
The oil can be used both internally or as a simple ointment externally. Gently rub the oil once or twice daily. The proportion of the active ingredients may be increased if needed.Seeds are also used to make a perfumed oil. They are also used for scorpion sting, and snake-bit