Scientific Name: Chlorophytum borivilianum
Seed Shape: Oblong/ Triangular
Seed Colour: Black
Seedling details: Semi wet tubers with crown
Number of root fingers: 2 to 3
Tuber Shape: More or less cylindrical
Tuber Size: Short or Elongate
Tuber Color: White
Weight of each bunch (tubers with crown): 8-15 g
Packing of seedlings: Naked root plant in plastic net bag
Seed availability: March (with an advance booking in December)
Seedling availability: May – June
Botanical Name: Chlorophytum borivilianum
English Name: Musli, Indian Spider plant
Hindi Name: Safed Musli, Dhiruva, Dholi Musli, Shwetha Musli, Shaqaqule
Propagation: By rhizomes/ tubers
Root: Strong Aphrodisiac, Antioxidant, Anti-ageing, Good Vitalizer, Energy Booster, Immunomodulator, General Tonic.
Safed musli is an annual tuberous root herb of 1.5 feet height with small white flowers produced on sparse panicles. It is partly a herb with linear sub-erect lanceolate leaves. It is commonly found in forest areas of whole of India, mostly the parts of central region of India.
Sandy to Sandy loam soil with proper drainage system facilitates its growth. Warm and humid climatic condition with good amount of soil moisture during the growing season favour luxuriant vegetative growth and facilitate fleshy root development.
Safed Musli is used for therapeutic application in Ayurveda, Unani and Allopathic medicines. It is traditionally used for arthritis, cancer, diabetes, boosting vitality, improving sexual performance, and for many other uses.
It is a very good curative for physical weakness, many illnesses, natal and post-natal problems. It is very good to strengthen the general immune system of the body. The herb improves the quantity and flow of breast milk, in feeding mothers.
Its regular use increases High Density Lipoprotein (HDL or good cholesterol) and decreases plasma and hepatic lipid profiles. The herb prevents premature ejaculation and is also used in chronic leucorrhoea.