What is musli ? What is the medicinal values ?
Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves. Safed Musli was originally grown in thick wet forest in natural form, and is a traditional medicinal plant, Mainly its tuberous roots are used in Ayurvedic medicines. These roots are made into powder form and are used for the preparation of nutritive tonic used in general sexual weakness.
The Hindi name is safed musli. This vegetable Belongs to Family of Liliaceae. The roots are white colored, slightly sweet in taste.
It is cultivated and eaten as a leaf vegetable in some parts of India, and its roots are used medicinally as a sex tonic under the name safed musli. The medicinal value is thought to derive from its saponin content, up to 17 percent by dry weight. It has also recently been suggested that it may produce an aphrodisiac agent. As medicinal demand has increased, the plant has been brought under cultivation. The saponins and alkaloids present in the plant are the source of its alleged aphrodisiac properties. Nowadays, there is a very vast demand of Safed Musli powder all over the world. In India many Pharmaceutical companies use this powder in different medicines.