Introduction of Safed Musli

Safed Musli (also called as Chlorophytum Borivilianum in English), has another name which is White Musli. It is a very potent aphrodisiac and is a strong adaptogenic, used by Ayurveda for herbal science. It is an effective herb to improve male performance and productivity, which induces spermatogenesis to provide strength toward the required muscles.

There is a concept called BRIHANA (a Nourishing Therapy) treatment. It includes herbs, and increases the body endurance, improves strength, enhances physical performance. This kind of treatment is used highly for the purpose of treating common diseases like osteoarthritis, reduced vitality, male weakness and diabetes (for weak and thin people), muscular weakness, cancer, fatigue, bodybuilding, oligospermia etc. 

Safed Musli is an important herb, which provides the ultimate strength benefits.

Scientific Name is Chlorophytum Borivilianum

Family: Sparagaceae

Botanical Synonym is Asparagus Adscendens

Other Species

1. Chlorophytum Malabaricum
2. Chlorophytum Arundinaceum
3. Chlorophytum Breviscapum
4. Chlorophytum Tuberosum
5. Chlorophytum Attenuatum

English Name

1. Chlorophytum
2. Indian Spider Plant
3. White Musli 

Hindi Name

1. Musli
2. Safed Musli
3. Safed Moosli
4. Dholi Musli 

Sanskrit Name

1. Musali

2. Swetha Musli

Medicinal Parts

The roots of Musli Tuberous and the Seeds are used for the purpose of therapy. The roots of Musli are very commonly used for aphrodisiac formulation.The common formulation is termed as Musli Pak

Chemical Composition

The roots contain the following components

1. Proteins
2. Carbohydrates
3. Saponins
4. Fiber
5. Alkaloids
6. Vitamins
7. Minerals
8. Calcium
9. Potassium

Medicinal Properties

1. Androgenic
2. Adaptogenic
3. Aphrodisiac
4. Antacid
5. Antihyperglycemic
6. Erectogenic
7. Anti-arthritic
8. Anti-inflammatory
9. Anticancer

Ayurvedic Properties

1. Taste is sweet
2. Quality is Heavy
3. Potency is Cold
4. Resultant is Sweet
5. Therapeutic Effect is Aphrodisiac
6. Effect on Humor is that it Pacifies the Vata as well as Pitta Dosha
7. Tissue effect
8. Organs- Muscle, Joint, Bone
9. Reproductive organs, Muscles, Bones and Joints

Safed Musli mainly acts on two dosha's, Vata and Pitta. It helps pacify the aggravation of Pitta and Vata. But, it also leads to a rise in increase Kapha Dosha, hence it should never be used by people an imbalance in Kapha dosha. Therefore, the Powder is workable for people who are dominant with VATA and PITTA symptoms 

Therapeutic Indications

(People with following problems can have it)

1. Erectile Dysfunction
2. Male Weakness
3. Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
4. Improves the athletic performance in people
5. Osteoporosis
6. Gains us some muscle strength for the purpose of Bodybuilding
7. Physical debility and weakness
8. Increasing lactation
9. Restores body strength and the lost body weight

Benefits of Safed Musli

Safed Musli's root powder is utilized for the ayurvedic practice. It is used in the formation of various medicines among which Musli Pak is a common one. It is used toward aphrodisiac as well as erectogenic effects. It treats Physical debility, Male weakness, Erectile dysfunction, Nocturnal emission, Oligospermia, etc.

Weakness and Fatigue Feeling

Safed Musli is used along with sugarcane's brown sugar which certainly helps to reduce fatigue and also provides strength to our body. People experiencing fatigue can have it. Musli and Sugar must be taken in equal quantity and the mixture must be taken with Milk, that's so one teaspoon. It should be taken twice.


It gives nourishment to the people with malnourished body and also increases their body weight. Must be taken with milk to increase weight. People with weak appetite are not able to digest the Musli Powder up to its required dose, in such cases the dose must be decreased. The herbs and medicines which are acts on the liver and improves the liver functions must also utilized along with the same. In case the person faces gastric acid secretion, also, if he loses appetite, then the Trikatu can be used along with honey.


Safed Musli treats oligospermia and improves the count and volume of sperms. It improves the serum testosterone level and the testicular functions. It's known for the spermatogenic potential.

Nocturnal Emission

Nocturnal emission ( we can call it Night Fall ) occurs because of excess Pitta energy which is associated with Vata Dosha. Dreams or thinking and imagination of physical encounter can lead to this problem.

Herbs which act on our Pitta dosha are selected so, Vata dosha can be chosen.The Safed Musli which acts on Doshas. Medicines which acts on mind have calming properties so they must also be added. In general Trivang Bhasma, Abhrak Bhasma, Jatamansi, Amalaki, Yashtimadhu, Isabgol and Vidarikand are used with the powder.

In case a person feels weak or loses strength, undergoes a backache, then the powder can be served with sugar for some weeks. The remedy helps to reduce frequency of the nocturnal emissions along with revitalizing our body

Erectile Dysfunction

It provides immense strength toward penile tissue's, it improves hardness, and helps to sustain long interval erections. However, it has a stimulant action which is less and a lesser erectogenic effect when compared to Akarkara. The primary function is providing strength, improving hormone balance, inducing spermatogenesis. This helps with a proper erection.

For better stimulation, it must be used with akarkara. That helps people who have a slight erection problem. Akarkar can be used by people with complete erection problem.

Diabetes Mellitus

Safed Musli has a potent antihyperglycemic, antioxidant, and an antidiabetic effect. It can be compared with the allopathic medicine, which is GLIBENCLAMIDE.

Diabetes can be treated and the can differ as according to strength and the weight of a person. It is recommended for strengthening and nourishing therapy to the diabetic people. It encourages loss of weight.

Musli works well in thin, underweight and weak people.

Arthritis & little Joint Pain

It possesses anti-inflammatory profile, this helps to reduce joint inflammation which occurs during osteoarthritis. In cases, where synovial fluid reduces, the medicine helps to gaint them back. As the synovial fluid acts as the main lubricant between two bones or joints, lack of fluid would mean improper functioning. And thus, it leads to inflammation.

Musli Rasayana

The Musli rasayan has an anti-stress and an antioxidant property. This also acts as a good Rasayana that promotes vitality and longetivity. A dose of 3 grams can be had with some milk. This can be used for a period of three months

Promotes Lactation

The powder acts as a galactagogue, thus enhancing milk production. It is used along with the other herbs, we can have it with Jeera and sugar so there is an increase in the milk supply.

Dosage and Administration

(* it refers to per kg weight of the person)

1. For Infants & Children, it is 25 mg to 50 mg (In a single dose it must not exceed One Gram)
2. For Teenagers up to 13 -19 yrs it is 1.5 gm to 2 gm
3. For Adults up to 19 to 60 yrs it is 3 gm 6 gm *
4. For geriatric who are above 60 yrs, it is 2 gms to 3 gms *
5. For Pregnant/Lactating women it is 1 gm to 2 gm *
6. Maximum Dose is 12 Grams a day, not more than that
7. It must be had twice during the day, along with warm milk
8. The best time for consumption is two hours after having the main meal 


It must be consumed only after consulting a professional doctor. 

Side effects

1. It is tolerable and quite safe for many individuals.
2. It is heavy toward the Kapha dosha, so people with the dominant energy over Kapha dosha must avoid.
3. It also leads to a loss of appetite, so people must consume in required quantity only.