Safed Musli : Chlorophytum Borivilianum

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Picture credit: Jeevan Herbs

Safed Musli or moosli is scientifically called Chlorophytum Borivilianum. It is a natural immunomodulator and also a spermatogenic medicine & acts as viagra.

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Picture credit: Jeevan Herbs - Tubers of Chlorophytum borivilianum ( Fingers of Safed Musli)

Safed Musli belongs to the family of Liliaceae, a traditional medicinal plant found is natural forest right from east Assam to Gujarat. The herb is 1.5 feet high with erect lanceolate herbed leaves erect dense flowered racemose of white colour.

In India about eight species of safed musli are reported out of them only Chlorophytum borivilianum, Chlorophytum arundinaceum and Chlorophytum tuberosum are commercially collected by our tribes from the forest.

  • Chlorophytum borivilianum
  • Chlorophytum arundinaceum
  • Chlorophytum tuberosum
  • Chlorophytum malabericum
  • Chlorophytum attenuatum
  • Chlorophytum breviscapum
  • Asparagus filicinus
  • A. gonoclada

Its tubers are used in Ayurvedic medicines; it contains about 27 alkaloids, steroid saponin (217%), polysaccharides (4045%), carbohydrates, proteins (710%), minerals, vitamins etc.

White musli or Dhauli Musli is used for the preparation of health tonic used in general and sexual weakness. It contains spermatogenic properties, decoction of safed musli for curing impotency as they are rich in glycosides.

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