Ayurveda has its origin in India and it is believed that it preceded even the Aryans . Rigveda and Atharva-veda (5000 years BC), which are the earliest documented ancient Indian texts have references on health and diseases. Charak Samhita and Sushruta samhitha, two well known texts on ayurveda were documented in 1000 BC. Ayurveda means 'Science of Life' and it vividly describes the measures a person should take in various phases of his or her life for physical and mental well being. It gives us myriad knowledge about human body and how to combat various illnesses. Therefore, Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest health care systems that deal with both the preventive and curative aspects of life in a most comprehensive way. And Ayurveda’s concept of heathcare is quite similar to the one professed by the WHO.
The demand of Safed Musli is over 80,000 Tons, and is much higher than present production, which is less than 4,000 Tons in various farmlands in India.


Safed Musli is a very valuable gift from the Mother Nature.It provide power and energy to men and women who are physically weak.An Ayurvedic medicine. It is being used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicines, and has been for centuries, in India and the Indian subcontinent.

Family Name: Liliaceae

It is a medicinal plant, which is found in the Eastern - Southern part of India, more than the Northern part of India. It is a pretty herb of 2 feet high.

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum borivillianum

Types of Safed Musli
There are 8 types of Safed Musli.
  1. Chlorophytum borivillianum
  2. Chlorophytum arundinaceum
  3. Chlorophytum tuberocum
  4. Chlorophytum malabericum
  5. Chlorophytum attenuatum
  6. Chlorophytum breviscapum
  7. Asparagus filicinus
  8. A gonoclados

Therapeutics Uses of Safed Musli:
Its tubers are used in Ayurvedic medicine . It contains about 30% alkaloids, Natural steroid saponin (10-20%), polysaccaroids (40 to 45%), carbohydrates and proteins (5% to 7%). 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.

Global Market and Demand:
The global markets of Safed Musli are in U.S.A. Britain and other European countries as well as Australia, Japan and even China. Japan and China have the highest per capita consumption of botanical medicines in the world. Whereas Ayurvedic medicine is a novelty in United States and Britain, it is more costly than synthesized vitamins and nutrients. Modern Ayurvedic products are sold over the counter as health foods in thousands of retail stores in U.S.A.

Know Safed Musli better

In the ayurvedic world, Safed Musli is known as a ‘Divya Aushad’ with top most medicinal properties. It is used as a main ingredient in the formulation of myriad Ayurvedic products. Apart from its extensive use in Ayurveda and other conventional medicinal systems in Asia, Safed Musli’s efficiency has been further acknowledged by people in other parts of the world and has been used as a vitalizer and health-giving tonic, a curative for pre-natal and post-natal problems, a restorative for immunity-improvement and as a remedy for diabetes and arthritis.

The recent discovery of Safed Musli as a natural and safe aphrodisiac has spawned new ways of application and demand for it.It is an ideal aphrodisiac with no side effects as it is an herb. Acknowledging its potency, The Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation has recently launched a Safed Musli–based potency drug named ‘Nai Chetna’, which is gradually surpassing even Viagra!

Besides its use in pharmaceutical, phytopharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies, medicinal plants are finding increasing use as raw material in various industries – cosmetics, detergents, dyes, insecticides, paints and others. India, being a home for ayurveda, has naturally been a huge market for Safed Musli. Many people in the world have realized the ill effects of chemicals and the world is gradually going green.This is the reason why Safed Musli has come into the limelight of late.
Many gulf countries, Europe and USA have been the major importers of the dry roots of Safed Musli, which is used in the preparation of many herbal products

Main uses of Safed Musli

For application in Ayurveda, Unani and Allopathic medicines. As a curative for weakness and many illnesses. As a curative for natal and post-natal problems. As an aphrodisiac As an effective alternative to Viagra. As a general sex tonic. As an Immunity-improving drug. As a remedy for diabetes. As a remedy for arthritis.