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Shweta Musli or Safed Musli (Sanskrit) -Chlorophytum   Borivilianum .

Shweta musli or safed musli is grouped under Vrishyadi varga or aphrodisiac herbs. Herbs under this category increase sexual energy and stamina. White musli increases sperm count and sperm motility. It helps in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

STRUCTURE Chlorophytum Borivilianum or safed musli is a small perennial herb with radical leaves which grow above ground.
Roots are tubers and fleshy. They have light brown outer skin which covers white fleshy roots.
Leaves are usually 15 to 25 cm long and 1 to 2 cm in width. They are radical and have parallel venation.
Flowers are small and white in colour. They occur in clusters of 3 flowers.
Fruit is yellow to green in colour and tricapsulated.
Seeds are endospermic and black coloured
HABITAT This is found in the jungles up to 5,000 feet altitude throughout India, especially in Northern India.
PHARMACOLOGY It increases sperm count, sperm motility and helps in premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. It also acts as a revitalizer and help in rheumatoid arthritis. It boosts body immunity and a boon for diabetic patients.

Roots of safed musli are used for medicinal purposes. They contain triterpenoidal saponins, sapogenins and fructans. It is rich in alkaloids, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, steroids, minerals and simple sugars.
World distribution: Grows naturally in most parts of Central region of India and grows well in tropical and sub-tropical climates

Ayurvedic Description of 'Safed Musli' - Chlorophytum Borivilianum

SANSKRIT NAME Sanskrit -Musali; 
(in India)
Hindi - safed musli ;Marathi -safed musli ; Gujarathi - gholi musli; Telagu - sallogaddaa ,
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Rasa : madhura
Vipaka : madhura
Veerya : Sheeta
KARMA (Action) It normalizes Vata and pitta. Increases Kapha. Safed musli is very useful in skin disorders. This herb rejuvenates liver and used in conditions like jaundice. According to texts of ayurveda safed musli is widely used to treat erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and to increase sperm count and sperm motility. It is a boon to persons who have low immunity and weak muscles as it boosts body immunity and increases body weight.

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