Safed Musali (Chlorophytum borivilianum) is a traditionally used herb for its benefits in male sexual and general health. In the recent past, the herb has attained much commercial significance, both in domestic and international markets. However clinical data is available to establish its traditional claims.
Ayurveda has a concept of BRIHANA (Nourishing Therapy) treatment, which includes herbs, which increase body endurance and improve strength and enhance physical performance. This type of treatment is highly beneficial and advisable for diseases like osteoarthritis, male weakness, reduced vitality, and diabetes in thin or weak people, cancer, muscular weakness, fatigue, oligospermia, bodybuilding etc. Safed Musli is one of important herb in ayurveda, which provides all these benefits.
Botanical Name Chlorophytum Borivilianum
Botanical Synonym Asparagus Adscendens
Other Species Chlorophytum Tuberosum, Chlorophytum
Arundinaceum, Chlorophytum Malabaricum, Chlorophytum Attenuatum, Chlorophytum Breviscapum
English Name Chlorophytum, Indian Spider Plant, White Musli
Hindi Name Musli, Safed Musli, Safed Moosli, Dholi Musli
Sanskrit Name Musali, Swetha Musli
Botanical Classification (Plant Taxonomy)
Infra Kingdom STREPTOPHYTA (land plants)
Super Division EMBRYOPHYTA
Division TRACHEOPHYTA (TRACHEOPHYTES or Vascular Plants)
Sub Division SPERMATOPHYTINA (SPERMATOPHYTES or Seed Plants)
Super Order LILIANAE – MONOCOTS (MONOCOTYLEDONS)
Species CHLOROPHYTUM BORIVILIANUM