SBL Babchi Oil is indicated in leucoderma, vitiligo, leprosy, psoriasis, inflammatory diseases of the skin, pale spots, itching, red eruptions, extensive eczema with thickened skin, ringworm, depigmentation, and dryness of the skin. The main ingredient of this formulation is Psoralea corylifolia or Babchi.
- Brand/Manufacturer: SBL
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary Homeopathic Medicine
- Main Indication: Depigmentation, white patches
- Presentation: 60 ml Oil
- Price of SBL Babchi Oil: ₹130
- Contraindications: No known contraindication
- Interactions: No known interaction
- Side-effects: No known side effects
- Composition: Babchi Oil
It is a disease condition that is inflammatory in origin. Its cause is unknown.
It is characterized by well-demarcated, raised, red scaling patches. Plaques are also seen. It varies in size and shape. They usually begin as disc-shaped by ends up in various shape.
It is described since Biblical times. Greek athletes used special showers and the application of olive oil to heal and protect their skin. The Roman physicians used the term psoriasis Vulgaris derived from the Greek word “psora” which means an itch to describe the disease of the skin.
Psoriasis affects 2 % of people.
Psoriasis mainly affects
- Joints causing psoriatic arthritis
- Heart and blood vessels
- High blood pressure
Common sites for a disease condition
It affects nails then some other symptoms are seen like pitting of nails, separation of the nail plate from the nail bed (onycholysis). It also causes brownish-black discoloration. This causes deformities of the nail plate.
- Areas near breasts in women
- The face is not affected by psoriasis.
- Scalp area
- Folds present near the nose
- Near ears
It can also appear in areas with minor injuries like scratching or slight graze. This phenomenon is seen in psoriasis, lichen planus, and discoid lupus erythematosus.
- It is more common in men than in women. It is said that the younger the patient, his prognosis is worse.
- It is a lifelong disorder.
Genetics- It is seen that if one parent is affected, there is a 30 % chance that the child will be affected by the disease. If both parents are affected the chance of developing the disease is 60 percent.
Some pre-existing conditions can worsen psoriasis
- Changes in the weather that dry out the skin
- Cut, scratches, or sunburn
TYPES OF PSORIASIS
Plaque psoriasis It causes patches of skin that are red at the base and it is covered by silvery scales.
Chronic plaque psoriasis- Other names-
It is common to form psoriasis which has red plaques with scaling. It results in adherent, silvery-white and reveals bleeding points when removed.
It is known as Auspitz’s sign.
HIV-induced psoriasis- AIDS is associated with psoriasis. It may be mild, moderate, or severe in nature. This type is difficult to treat.
Light-sensitive psoriasis- Sunlight usually has a curative response to psoriasis. But some patients ultraviolet rays have an adverse effect on patients without the appearance of psoriatic lesions.
Guttate psoriasis: It is seen in children aged 7-14 years. It usually occurs some 2-4 weeks after tonsillitis or pharyngitis. It mostly occurs due to hemolytic streptococci. It is associated with redness and has drop-sized lesions that develop suddenly. It occurs longer than 8-10 weeks. It produces small, drop-shaped lesions on limbs, trunk, scalp.
Napkin psoriasis: It is seen in infants and plaques are seen on the scalp and trunk.
Erythrodermic psoriasis: It consists of typical plaque-like lesions that disappear. The skin is red and scaly. This type of psoriasis causes heat loss and causes hypothermia. It leads to water loss leading to dehydration. Loss of protein, electrolytes, and metabolites is seen which leads to a deficiency of these.
Palmoplantar pustulosis: It is characterized by white, sterile pustules seen on the central parts of the palms and soles. These lesions become brownish in color and later shed on a scale at the surface.
Generalized pustular psoriasis: It is known as Von Zumbusch disease. It is a very serious disorder that is characterized by fever and pain in the joints. Skin becomes red and then develops sheets of sterile pustules over the trunk and limbs.
This condition is associated with lakes of pus develop just beneath the skin surface. This condition requires hospitalization.
Sometimes when corticosteroids are abruptly stopped it may lead to the development of pus-filled rashes on the body. This forms psoriasis.
Inverse psoriasis: It produces smooth, red patches in folds near genitals, breasts, or in armpits. Sweating and rubbing can worsen this psoriasis.
Acrodermatitis continua: This is a condition in which pus-filled eruptions form on the fingers and toes around the nails.
Pustular bacteria: In which pus-filled eruptions suddenly appear on the palms, soles, and distal parts of the limbs as a result of infection.
Arthopathic psoriasis: It is a condition in which a patient has rheumatoid arthritis which involves small joints of hands and feet, wrists, and ankles along with psoriasis. It is more destructive than the rheumatoid disease. It causes bony destruction leading to loss of bones.
This disease is associated with the excessive thickness of the skin. It is increased from about 3-4 cells in to 12-15 cells in psoriasis. Normal skin needs 28 days for new cells to ascend from the basal layer to the surface. In psoriasis, it takes some 4 days to reach the surface.
SBL Babchi Oil Important Therapeutic Uses
It can be given when a patient has symptoms like:
- Pale spots
- De pigmentation
- Dryness of skin
Directions to use SBL Babchi Oil
It should be applied to the affected area twice a day or as directed by the physician.
Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects, and Suggestions
- It has no known side-effect.
- It has no known drug interaction.
- It is completely safe.
- The medication should not be used if a patient develops any hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Keep the medicines:
- Away from strong smelling substances like menthol, mint, camphor, essential oils, lip balm, deep heat liniments, cough lozenges, chewing gum, aromatic toothpaste, chemical fumes, perfumes, etc.
- In a cool, dry place away from direct exposure to sunlight.
- Away from the reach of children.