Herb of the Month
Tubers Root and Rhizome
It would not be an exaggeration to call Safed Musli a unique gift
of nature to mankind since the time immemorial.
Ayurvedic literature, Safed Musli is celebrated as a Divya Aushad
with unparalleled medicinal properties. It is a chief ingredient
in the preparation of over a hundred Ayurvedic formulations. Safed
Musli is also gaining increasing acceptance as a Vitalizer and
health-giving tonic, a curative for pre-natal and post-natal
problems, a restorative for immunity-improvement and as a remedy
for diabetes and arthritis.
The recent discovery of Safed Musli as a natural and safe
aphrodisiac agent has also opened up new channels of application
and new demand for it. By virtue of being a herb, Safed Musli has
been found to be an ideal aphrodisiac with no negative
side-effects associated with chemical-based aphrodisiac
As Safed Musli grows naturally in most parts of
the Central Region of India, the normal climate of the Central
region suits the crop most and it can grow successfully in the
wide range of temperature and rainfall. Sandy loam soil with
proper drainage system facilitates its growth.
Safed Musli is found growing in thick forests in its natural form.
It is partly a herb with sub-erect lanceolata leaves. There are
about 256 varieties of Chlorophytum and 17 among them are found in
India. Among these, Chlorophytum borivilianum has good market both
indigenously and globally. The Medicinal Plants Board has
recognized Safed Musli as the sixth important herb to be protected
Bio Chemistry of Safed Musli
The Saponins and Alkaloids present in the plant
are the primary source of its significant medicinal properties.
Use of Safed Musli:
Safed Musli has very good Ayurvedic medicinal use.
It is rich source of over 25 alkaloids, vitamins, minerals,
proteins, carbohydrates, steroid, seponins and polysaccharides
A number of Health tonics (Sexual tonics) are
prepared from Safed Musli. It is essential part of a traditional
diet of mothers (after delivery) in the form of Laddoos. Efforts
in countries like USA and England are also on to convert it into
chips to use it as a nutritious breakfast. On the other hand,
Safed Musli is a safe and effective drug, with similar benefits
and without any side-effects.
Safed Musli is a traditional medicinal plant. Its
tubers roots are used in ayurvedic medicines. Roots are used for
the preparation of nutritive tonic used in general sexual
weakness. There is a vast demand of Safed Musli all over the
Used for Sexual weakness, low libido, low sperm
count etc. It is also found to be effective as a energetic one in
cases of cough and asthma.
Healing power and curative properties:
Loss of libido / Impotency :
Primarily used as a tonic and rejuvenative for the reproductive
system. For premature ejaculation, impotence, low sperm count in
men. Also used in chronic leucorrhoea. Sexual weakness
Tuberous roots are used since long back in ayurvedic
medicines to prepare tonic to increase sexual weakness.
Useful during pregnancy as a nutritive tonic for mother and fetus.
Post-partum it replenishes lost fluids, prana, ojas and improves
the quantity and flow of breast milk.
Other Benefits of Chlorophytum borivilianum
Apart from its aphrodisiac property, Chlorophytum borivilianum has
following other health benefits -
- Strengthens immunity In asthma
patients it boosts the energy. Roots are used for
strengthening the bodys immune system.
- Pregnancy The herb is used as
nutritive tonic for fetus and mother both. The herb
replenishes the fluids of body during parturition.
- Obesity It controls and prevents
obesity. It also helps in prevention of side-effects related
- Diabetes The herb is an effective
cure for arthritis and diabetes.
- Leucorrhea The herb is used in
treatment of chronic leucorrhea and prevents
- Consumption of this herb increases HDL (or production of good
- Regular intake of the herb reduces hepatic lipid profiles
Ayurvedic Supplements that contains Safed Musli :