Botanical name : Chlorophytum tuberosum (Roxb.) Baker.
Family : Liliaceae
Mahavrishya, Svetamusali, Vrishyakanda
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : White musli
Hindi : Saphed musali
Malayalam : Velutta musali, Vella nilappana
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in wastelands, also cultivated.
A small annual herb grows up to 15 cm in height. Leaves simple, long fleshy and acute, arises from compressed shoot. Flowers small, whitish seen in terminal spikes. Fruits small round, contain black seeds. Roots many, fleshy and tuberous.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diabetes, spermaturia, leucorrhea, and is a potent aphrodisiac.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.