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Know about Chlorophytum borivilianum its benefits and side-effects



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Chlorophytum borivilianum is also known as Safed Musli. Chlorophytum borivilianum or Safed Musli is a Herb and grows mainly in forests and are of lots and lots of medical importance. It is one of the important herbs used in Ayurveda, since ancient times. It is also referred as White Gold because of its color. It also has medicinal importance in Unani, and homeopathy medical system. With its continuous cultivation all around the world, the species now come under the category of threatened species. It is also used as an ornamental shrub in many parts of the world. It is also a flowering plant found mostly in tropical areas of Africa and Asia. The roots and herbs of the plant are of main medical importance.

Some facts about Chlorophytum borivilianum or Safed Musli

Saponin is one of the valuable components found in Chlorophytum borivilianum or Safed Musli.
The herb has the quality of dissolving in water and fats easily.
It is also called as Herbal Viagra or Nature’s Viagra.
The herb of Chlorophytum borivilianum or Safed Musli, play a major role in enhancing the activities of antioxidant enzymes and vitamin C.

Chemical Composition:

It is composed of alkaloids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, steroids, Saponin, polysaccharides and much more. Saponin and alkaloids are the major components of the Chlorophytum borivilianum or Safed Musli. About 25 types of alkaloids are found in Safed Musli. Below is the percent of the quantity of the above listed substance.

Carbohydrates: 42%
Proteins: 5 – 10%
Fiber: 3 – 4%
Saponin: 15 – 20 %
Alkaloids: 3%
Chlorophytoside I
Borivilianosides F, G and H series
Neotigogenin, Neohecogenin, and Tokorogenin
Immunostimulatory polysaccharide
Fatty Acids (linoleic acid, 11 and 14-Eicosadienoic acid, hexadecane)
Vitamin C

Side Effects:

If it is taken under proper guidance and instruction, it has no side effects. However, excess dose may cause some gas troubles. As a precaution Safed Musli or Chlorophytum borivilianum is avoided during pregnancy and breast feeding.


Being one of the best Ayurvedic medicine, it offers a number of benefits and listed below
Aphrodisiac property: It shows the aphrodisiac property, which means it is eaten or consumed at a time when you need to increase your sexual desire.
Strengths Immunity: Roots of Safed Musli are used as a major source for strengthening Immunity.
Helpful at the time of Sexual weakness: It can be useful if you are suffering from Sexual weakness. Roots of Safed Musli since ancient times, are using to prepare tonics for removing sexual weakness.
Useful at time of Pregnancy: Herbs are used to prepare a tonic for women useful at the time of pregnancy.

Promotes Breast Milk: Herbs of Safed Musli are used to promote milk in women’s.
Obesity: It prevents Obesity.
Diabetes: Herbs of Safed Musli are used to fight Diabetes.
Cancer: It prevents from Cancer.
Leucorrhea: Herbs of Safed Musli are used to prevent chronic leucorrhea.
Respiratory Problem: It is helpful to prevent a number of respiratory disorders.
Herbs of Safed Musli are useful in Increasing HDL production.It helps in reducing hepatic lipid profiles & plasma.

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