Chlorophytum borivilianum

Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in the peninsular Indian region. The Hindi name is It is cultivated and eaten as a leaf vegetable in some parts of India, and its roots are used as a health tonic under the name safed musli.[1] In traditional Indian medicine, it is used as rasayan or adaptogen.[2] It is considered a white gold in Indian systems of medicine. This herb belongs to the vajikaran rasayana group in Ayurveda.[3]

Chlorophytum borivilianum
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Chlorophytum
C. borivilianum
Binomial name
Chlorophytum borivilianum
Santapau & R.R.Fern.
Dried Safed Musli tubers

References edit

  1. ^ Oudhia, Pankaj. "Problems perceived by safed moosli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) growers of Chhattisgarh (India) region: a study." Proceedings of the national seminar on the frontiers of research and development in medicinal plants.. Vol. 22. No. 4a. 2000.
  2. ^ F. Thakur M., Bhargava S., Dixit V.K. "Immunomodulatory activity of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4 (4) (pp 419-423), 2007
  3. ^ Zakia Khanam 1, Ompal Singh, Rampal Singh, Irshad Ul Haq Bhat. Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum): a review of its botany, ethnopharmacology and phytochemistry, 2013

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