Chlorophytum borivilianum

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Chlorophytum borivilianum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Chlorophytum
Species: C. borivilianum
Binomial name
Chlorophytum borivilianum
Santapau & R.R.Fern.

Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in peninsular India. The Hindi name is safed musli (also commonly known as musli).

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]

Herbal Farming in Chhattisgarh: Safed Musli with Arhar

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