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Safed Musli

Safed Musli
Safed musli or White musli is a wildly grown white-colored herb. It is often referred to as "White gold" or "Divya aushad".
Safed musli is used popularly to improve sexual performance and general overall health in both men and women. Safed musli helps manage erectile dysfunction as well as stress-induced sexual problems. It also helps improve the quality as well as quantity of sperm due to its spermatogenic, anti-stress and antioxidant properties.
You can consume Safed musli powder (or churna) with lukewarm milk once or twice a day[1][3][7][17][11].

What are the synonyms of Safed Musli?

Chlorophytum borivilianum, Land-Calotrops, Safed Moosli, Dholi Musli, Khiruva, Swetha Musli, Taniravi Thang, Shedheveli

What is the source of Safed Musli?

Plant Based

Benefits of Safed Musli

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Erectile dysfunction?

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Modern Science View
Safed Musli has spermatogenic property and helps in improving the sperm quality as well as the sperm count. It also improves the testosterone levels which further enhances blood circulation to the genitals for lengthier erections. Thus it might be effective in male infertility and other sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction[11][2].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed Musli acts as Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) and might lower the risk of impotence and sexual disorders. Safed Musli also improves the quality of sperms and quantity of semen due to its Guru and Sita virya property.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Safed musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 glass of milk or 1 teaspoon honey.
2. Repeat twice a day.
3. Continue this for at least 1-2 months for better results.

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Improving sexual performance?

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Modern Science View
Safed Musli might help improve sexual performance by increasing libido. It also helps enhance testosterone levels.
A study states that Safed musli can also be used to prevent premature ejaculation as well as to improve the sperm count. Another study states that it enhances strength and stamina. Thus, Safed musli is used as a good aphrodisiac and a revitalizer agent[4][8][11][2].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed Musli acts as Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) and Rasayana (rejuvenating) which makes it effective to improve sexual performance.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Safed musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 glass of milk or 1 teaspoon honey.
2. Repeat twice a day.
3. Continue this for at least 1-2 months for better results.

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Stress?

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Safed Musli might help manage stress due to its anti-stress and adaptogenic activity.
It also has antioxidant property which reduces free radicals in the body and minimizes the risk of oxidative stress-induced disorders[1][4][12][2].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Stress may be due to an imbalance of Vata dosha in the body. Safed Musli has a property of balancing Vata dosha in the body, thus reducing stress.
Tips:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon Safed musli in the form of churna (powder) or 1 capsule twice a day with 1 glass of milk after taking light food.
2. Continue this for at least 2-3 months for better results.

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Oligospermia (low sperm count)?

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Safed Musli is used as an aphrodisiac agent due to its spermatogenic property. Safed Musli might improve the sperm count and thus might be useful in reducing the risk of oligospermia[15][16].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed musli acts as Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) and Rasayana (rejuvenating) agent and helps to improve the sperm count.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon Safed musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 glass of milk after taking food once or twice a day.
2. Continue this for at least 1-2 months for better results.

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Increased breast milk production?

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Although not enough evidence is available, Safed Musli is known to improve the quantity and flow of milk in breastfeeding mothers[4].

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Muscle building?

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Although not enough evidence is available, a dietary supplement of Safed Musli might help in the building of muscles by improving the level of growth hormone in exercise-trained people[10].

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Arthritis?

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Saponins present in Safed Musli have anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activities. It inhibits the inflammatory mediators like histamine and prostaglandins that are responsible for pain and inflammation in arthritic patients[9][2].

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Cancer?

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Safed Musli contains certain compounds such as steroidal glycoside which has anticancer property. It might also help in cell apoptosis (cell death) and reduce the tumor size and weight if used in the initial stage of cancer development[4].

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)?

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Modern Science View
Safed Musli might help manage diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels. It also has antioxidant property which prevents damage to the pancreas. This helps improve the insulin level[4][13].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed Musli has a property of Rasayana which helps to control high blood sugar level.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon Safed Musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 glass of milk after taking food once or twice a day.
2. Continue this for 1-2 months for better results.

What are the benefits of Safed Musli for Diarrhea?

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Modern Science View
Although enough evidence is not available on the use of Safed Musli for diarrhea, it is used to boost the immunity and strength in patients with diarrhea and dysentery[4][14].

How effective is Safed Musli?

Insufficient evidence
Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2), Diarrhea, Dysuria (painful urination), Erectile dysfunction, Gonorrhea, Improving sexual performance, Increased breast milk production, Infections, Muscle building, Oligospermia (low sperm count), Stress

Precautions when using Safed Musli

Advice from Experts
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
1. It is advisable to take Safed Musli only in a recommended dose and duration under a doctor’s supervision.
2. Avoid Safed Musli in case you have a poor digestive system. This is due to its Guru (heavy) property.
3. It is advisable not to use Safed Musli for a long duration as it can cause weight gain due to its Kapha increasing property.


Breastfeeding
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
You can take Safed Musli only under a doctor's supervision if you are breastfeeding.
Pregnancy
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Ayurvedic View
You can take Safed Musli only under a doctor's supervision during pregnancy.

Recommended Dosage of Safed Musli

  • Safed Musli Churna - ¼-½ teaspoon twice a day.
  • Safed Musli Capsule - 1-2 capsule twice a day.

How to use Safed Musli

1. Safed Musli Churna (Powder)
a. Take ½-1 teaspoon of Safed Musli powder.
b. Have it with honey or lukewarm milk, twice a day.

2. Safed Musli (Extract) Capsule
a. Take 1-2 Safed Musli capsule.
b. Swallow it with lukewarm milk, twice a day to improve libido (sexual desire) and to manage erectile dysfunction[8].

3. Safed Musli Laddoo
a. Heat 8-10 teaspoon of ghee in a pan.
b. Add 1 cup of crushed jaggery into it with continuous stirring on a low flame.
c. Add 4-5 teaspoon of Safed Musli powder.
d. Now add some chopped dry fruits like cashew, almond and raisins with continuous stirring.
e. Let the mixture cool a bit.
f. Now roll them between the palms to make laddoo.
g. Studies state that Safed Musli improves the quantity and flow of breast milk in lactating mothers[1].

4. Safed Musli with Ghee
a. Take ¼-½ teaspoon of Safed Musli.
b. Mix it with 1 teaspoon ghee and apply on the affected area to get rid of mouth and throat ulcers[9].

Frequently asked questions

Q. Can Safed Musli be used as a tonic?

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Modern Science View
Safed Musli is considered as an important medicinal herb. It is known as a rejuvenator, a vitalizer and a health tonic. It can be used for the improvement of health as it restores immunity, reduces symptoms of arthritis and diabetes and is also a potent aphrodisiac[1].

Q. Can Safed Musli be used for bodybuilding?

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Modern Science View
A combination of Safed musli and Kaunch beej can be used as an oral dietary supplement by exercise-trained men. It helps to increase the circulation of growth hormone in the blood. This may further help to increase muscle mass or muscular strength[10].

Q. How to store Safed Musli extract?

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Modern Science View
Safed Musli extract should be stored in a sealed container in a cool and dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. The sealed container should be used within 6 months of its opening.

Q. Which state in India is the highest producer of Safed musli?

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Modern Science View
Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are the main producers of Safed musli crop.

Q. Can you take Safed Musli with milk?

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Modern Science View
Yes, Safed Musli can be taken along with milk by following these tips
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Safed musli in the form of churna (powder)
2. Mix or boil it with 1 glass of milk
3. Have it twice a day to improve your sexual stamina.
4. Continue this for at least 1-2 months for better results[5].

Q. Can you make Safed Musli powder at home?

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Modern Science View
Yes, you can make Safed Musli powder at home
1. Take dry root of Safed Musli.
2. Then, Grind them to make powder.
3. Consume about 1-3g of Safed musli powder along with milk or water.
4. Store this powder in an airtight container for a long time.
5. It is always advisable to consult a physician before taking Safed Musli.

Q. Does Safed Musli have an immunomodulatory activity?

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Modern Science View
Polysaccharides in Safed Musli stimulates the activity of natural killer cells in the body due to its immunostimulating properties. Thus, Safed Musli might help improve the immune function of the body[1].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed Musli is an excellent immune modulator due to its Rasayana property. It improves the longevity and vitality of the body.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon Safed Musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 teaspoon honey.
2. Repeat twice a day.
3. Continue this for at least 1-2 months for better results.

Q. Does Safed Musli have a role in reducing cholesterol?

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Modern Science View
Studies state that Safed Musli might lower total blood cholesterol, bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides because of its strong antioxidant property. It also improves the bile acid secretion and removes cholesterol from the body through feces. Another study states that Safed Musli might improve lipid metabolism and increase the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol[4].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed Musli helps to boost metabolism due to its Madhur and Tikta quality. It also helps to speed up the fat metabolism and maintain healthy lipid profile.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Safed Musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 teaspoon honey twice a day after taking light food.
2. Continue this for at least 1-2 months for better results.

Q. Does Safed Musli have any role in delaying aging?

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Modern Science View
Oligo and polysaccharides in Safed Musli have antioxidant property which fights against the free radicals and prevents cell damage. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Safed Musli might also improve brain activities and boost strength due to its rejuvenating property[6].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed Musli is effective in delaying aging due to its Rasayana properties.
Tip:
1. Take 1/2 teaspoon of Safed Musli in the form of churna (powder) with 1 glass of milk.
2. Repeat twice a day.
3. Continue this for at least 2-3 months for better results.

Q. What are the adverse effects of Safed Musli?

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Modern Science View
As such, Safed Musli does not have any adverse effect if taken in a proper dose. In higher doses, it may lead to gastrointestinal disorders[4].

Q. Can Safed Musli be given during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

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Modern Science View
Safed Musli has a number of nutritional value and is considered as a tonic for both the mother and the child during pregnancy. After delivery, it helps to replenish body fluids. Safed Musli also improves the quantity and flow of breast milk in lactating mothers[1].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
According to Ayurveda, Safed Musli helps to promote lactation and provides essential nutritional elements to the mother during pregnancy due to its Madhura and Rasayana properties. But it is advisable to consult your doctor before using Safed Musli regarding dose and duration. Self-medication should be avoided.

Q. Can Safed musli be used to treat respiratory problems?

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Modern Science View
Enough scientific evidence is not available for the role of Safed musli in respiratory problems.
Safed musli does help regulate the immune system and might help in general wellness and cure allergies[15].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed musli has Rasayana (rejuvenating) property which helps to improve immunity and reduce the symptoms of respiratory problems.

Q. Can Chlorophytum Borivilianum or Safed musli be used as herbal viagra?

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Modern Science View
Yes, the aqueous extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum or Safed musli helps in improving stamina and has a significant impact on semen and testosterone level in men[9].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed musli works as a good Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) and helps improve the sexual functioning as well as sperm motility.

Q. Is Safed musli useful in preventing premature ejaculation?

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Modern Science View
Yes, the root extract of Safed musli consists of certain substances that possess aphrodisiac and spermatogenic properties. This might help in managing disorders relating to sexual wellness such as premature ejaculation[16][13].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Safed musli is a very effective medicine to manage premature ejaculation. It has the property of Vajikarana (aphrodisiac) that helps to improve sexual stamina and reduce the symptoms of premature ejaculation.

Q. What are the side effects of Safed Musli?

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Modern Science View
As such Safed Musli has no adverse effects when taken in proper amounts. But it is advisable to avoid its excessive consumption as it might cause gastrointestinal disorders[18].

Q. How Safed Musli is beneficial for males?

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Modern Science View
Yes, Safed Musli might help manage erectile dysfunction due to its aphrodisiac properties. It increases the sexual desire and helps to maintain the erection during intercourse. It also helps increase the male potency as it has spermatogenic property. This helps improve the sperm quality as well as the sperm count[18].
ayurvedic
Ayurvedic View
Yes, Safed Musli is useful for males to manage sexual problems such as Premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction. This is due to its Vajikarna (aphrodisiac) property that helps improve the quality and quantity of sperms. Thus it helps enhance sexual strength and stamina.

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