Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chlorophytum tuberosum

Botanical name : Chlorophytum tuberosum (Roxb.) Baker.
Family : Liliaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Mahavrishya, Svetamusali, Vrishyakanda

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
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.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, diabetes, spermaturia, leucorrhea, and is a potent aphrodisiac.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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