Herb-Safed Musli

Safed Musli
(Chlorophytum borivilianum)

 

Part Used: Bulb

Habitat:

Introduction:
Chlorophytum borivilianum constitutes an important class of ayurvedic herbs which are known as Rasayana, that is, herbs with immunostimulatory and adaptogenic properties. “Rasayana” therapy is a specialized measure in Ayurveda that deals with the proper modulation of the neuro-endocrinoimmunological system. Rasayan therapy aims to boost and nourish the body to balance the bodily functions and counteract the aging process by bringing homeostasis, that is, a balance between the various bodily humors (viz. the Vata, the Pitta and the Kapha).
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2011, Article ID 598521, 7 pages


Mechanism of Action:
Its mechanism of action indicates its effect on increasing the activity of antioxidant enzyme defense glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase during increased oxidative stress.


Pharmacological Actions:

Immunomodulatory Activity – Safed musli helps to improve immune function.

Antioxidant Activity – The antioxidant effect of safed musli helps to increases the activity of reduced antioxidant enzymes glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase in the conditions of oxidative stress. Also prevents oxidative stress induced damage to the pancreas in diabetes.
IJRPC 2012, 2(3) Devendra Singh et al ISSN: 2231-2781


Clinical Studies:
NA……

Conclusion:
Safed musli is a herb known to increase strength and immunity. This is known as rasayana herb which are meant to increase immunity.