SAFED MUSLI

OTHER NAME(S):

C. borivilianum, Chlorophytum arundinaceum, Chlorophytum borivilianum, Dholi Musli, Indian Spider Plant, Khiruva, Musli, Shedheveli, Swetha Musli, Taniravi Thang.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Safed musli is a rare herb from India. It is used in traditional systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Unani, and homeopathy. It is traditionally used for arthritis, cancer, diabetes, boosting vitality, improving sexual performance, and for many other uses.

Today it is also showing up in supplements promoted for bodybuilding.

This plant species is now a threatened species worldwide due to overharvesting.

How does it work?

Safed musli contains chemicals that might have effects in the body. Research in animals shows it might have anti-inflammatory effects. Animal research also shows that it might increase sexual activity and might possibly have effects similar to testosterone. But this research is preliminary. There is no reliable research in people.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate safed musli for these uses.
Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There is not enough information available to know if safed musli is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough information to know if safed musli is safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. It should be avoided.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for SAFED MUSLI Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of safed musli depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for safed musli. Keep in mind that natural medicines are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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REFERENCES:

  • Acharya D, Mitaine-Offer AC, Kaushik N, et al. Cytotoxic spirostane-type saponins from the roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum. J Nat Prod 2009;72:177-81. View abstract.
  • Deore SL, Khadabadi SS. Effect of Chlorophytum borivilianum on adjuvant induced arthritis in rats. Ann Biol Res 2010;1:36-40.
  • Thakur GS, Bag M, Sanodiya BS, et al. Chlorophytum borivilianum: a white gold for biopharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals. Curr Pharm Biotechnol 2009;10:650-66. View abstract.
  • Thakur M, Bhargava S, Dixit VK. Immunomodulatory activity of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. F. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2007;4:419-23. View abstract.
  • Acharya D, Mitaine-Offer AC, Kaushik N, et al. Cytotoxic spirostane-type saponins from the roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum. J Nat Prod 2009;72:177-81. View abstract.
  • Deore SL, Khadabadi SS. Effect of Chlorophytum borivilianum on adjuvant induced arthritis in rats. Ann Biol Res 2010;1:36-40.
  • Thakur GS, Bag M, Sanodiya BS, et al. Chlorophytum borivilianum: a white gold for biopharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals. Curr Pharm Biotechnol 2009;10:650-66. View abstract.
  • Thakur M, Bhargava S, Dixit VK. Immunomodulatory activity of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. F. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2007;4:419-23. View abstract.

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