Safed Musli !
Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves,from tropical wet forests in peninsular India.The Hindi name is safed musli.
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.
Therapeutics Uses of Safed Musli:Its tubers are used in Ayurvedic medicine.It contains about30%alkaloids,Natural steroid saponin(10-20%),polysaccaroids(40to45%) carbohydrates and proteins(5%to7%).White Musli or Safed Musli is used for preparation of a health tonic in general and sexual debilities.As it is very rich in glycosides,it works very well in curing impotency.
The World Demand of Safed Musli:
The world�s demand of Safed Musli is over 50000 Tons,and is much higher than present production which is less than 5000 Tons in various farmlands in India.