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Chlorophytum tuberosum Roxb.
  • Family : Asparagaceae
  • Synonym : Chlorophytum borivilianum
  • Hindi : Shwet musali
  • Gujarati :Safed musali

  • Part used : Root Tuber

Botanical Description:  Perennial herbs, upto 30 cm in height, roots fibrous, cylinderic with a cluster of ellipsoid whitish fleshy tubers hanging from them. Leaves simple, 6-12, membranous, sessile, 15-30 × 1.2-2.5 cm, acuminate, margin undulate. Scape terete, 8-10 cm long, and naked. Flowers regular, bisexual, white in 5-10 cm long, simple or shortly branched racemes. Capsules obovoid, shining transversely veined, emarginated, cells 4-6 seeded. Seeds irregularly orbicular, about 0.3 cm in diameter and black. Flowering and Fruiting from June to September.

It is found wild in E. Himalaya, Bihar, W. Bengal, and Western Peninsula in all districts upto 1500 m also occurs in Burma and Abyssinia.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura
  • Guna : Guru, Snigdha
  • Virya : Sheeta
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Shukrala, Mootrala, Balya, Brinhana, rasayana

Modern Pharmacological Action: A study affirms that C.borivilianum root extract is an effective immuno stimulatory principle. Administration of extracts greatly improved survival against Candida albicans infection.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Shwet Musali Extract

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