Common name: C. borivilianum ،Safed musli
Botanical name: Chlorophytum borivilianum
Scientific name:Chlorophytum arundinaceum
English name: Spider Plant ،Shwet Mushli
Farsi name: 
Arabic name:Musli Abyad
Hindi name: सफ़ेद मुसली Safed musli
Urdu name: Safed musli موصلی سفید

Hartwegia Nees
Hollia Heynh.
Schidospermum Griseb. in W.Lechler
Asphodelopsis Steud. ex Baker
Acrospira Welw. ex Baker
Dasystachys Baker 1878, illegitimate homonym, not Oerst. 1859
Debesia Kuntze
Verdickia De Wild.

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Chlorophytum

What Is Safed Musli?

Musli which goes by the botanical name Chlorophytum Borivilianum belongs to the Asparagaceae family. It is a tropical herb that is spread throughout the wet forests of peninsular India. The herb has erected lanceolate-shaped leaves and dense racemosus white-coloured flowers. It usually grows to a height of 1.8 ft.


Musli, commonly known as Safed Musli is a rare herb and also a popular magical folk remedy that has immense healing properties. Famed for its powerful aphrodisiac and adaptogenic effects, this herb is extensively used in all types of healing procedures, be it Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy or Chinese medicines for boosting libido, curing sexual weakness, treating erectile dysfunction, impotence, relieving stress, reducing inflammation and many more.

What Are The Ayurvedic Indications Of Musli?

The holistic science of Ayurveda knows this potent herb as ‘Safed Musli’. Also termed as “Indian Viagra” or “Herbal Viagra”, this herb has been used to treat various sexual problems and other disorders in both men and women since ancient times. This powerful herb is extensively mentioned in ancient ayurvedic scriptures of Charaka Samhita and Raj Nighantu for treating various problems including Vrushya (acts as an aphrodisiac), Prameha (manages diabetes), Trutahara (relieves excessive thirst), Rasayani (rejuvenates the whole body), Balya (improves muscle strength), Shonitasthapana (prevents bleeding), Dahahara (relieves burning sensation), Mehahara (treats urinary tract disorders), Rasayani (rejuvenates the whole body), Balya (improves muscle strength), Deepana (enhances stomach fire), Pachana (helps in digestion), Kustha (treats skin disorders), Kamala (prevents jaundice), Varnya (improves complexion), Dugdhya (improves lactation), Rochana (stimulates appetite), Amahara (treats indigestion), and Vamana (prevents nausea and vomiting).


  • Bodybuilding.
  • Weight loss.
  • Improving sexual performance.
  • Erectile dysfunction.
  • Stress.
  • Arthritis.
  • Cancer.
  • Diabetes.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Dysentery.
  • Painful urination (dysuria).
  • Increasing lactation in breast-
  • feeding mothers.
  • Sperm disorders (oligospermia).
  • Infections.

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