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SAFED
 
MUSALI
 
Common
 
name
White musali (E), Musli (H)
Sanskrit
Safed musali
Latin
 
 Asparagus adscendens – Radix (Liliaceae)
 Like most members of the
 Asparagus
genus Safed musali is considered to be a fertility tonic thatnourishes the tissues of the mind, nervous and reproductive system.
ENERGETICS
 
Rasa
 
(taste) Sweet, bitter
Virya
(action) Cold
Vipaka
(post-digestive effect) Sweet
Guna
 
(quality) Moist, unctuous, heavy
 
Dosha
 
effect
VP-, K+ in excess
Dhatu
(tissue) All tissues, especially plasma, reproductive
Srota
(channel) Reproductive, digestive, lactation
CONSTITUENTS
 
Glycosides
– asparagin
Saponins
– sarsapogenin, diosgenin
1
 
BIO
-
MEDICAL
 
ACTION
 Adaptogen, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, galactagogue, diuretic
INDICATIONS
 
Reproduction
As it directly nourishes the
shukra dhatu
it is used as a sweet tonic and rejuvenativefor the reproductive system. It treats infertility, premature ejaculation, impotence and low spermcount. It also nourishes
arthavahasrotas
and promotes healthy ovulation in women.
2
 
Gynaecology
Useful during pregnancy as a nutritive tonic for mother and foetus. Post partum itreplenishes lost fluids,
 prana, ojas
and improves the quantity and flow of breast milk. It is also usedin chronic leucorrhoea.
GIT
Its sweet and unctuous properties treat intestinal inflammation caused by dysentery and foodintolerances. All cases of high
 pitta
benefit. It softens the stool and may be helpful in
 pittaja
types of haemorrhoids.
3
 
Urine
Its cooling and soothing effects are beneficial for
mutravahasrotas
and conditions involvingaggravated
 pitta
with painful and malodorous urination.
4
 
AYURVEDIC
 
ACTION
 
Rasayana
 
Rejuvenative, especially to the reproductive system
 
 Jeevaniya
Prolongs life
 
Vajikarana
Aphrodisiac
 
Shukrala
 
Increases sperm production
Ojas
 
vardhanam
 
Increases
ojas
Pittashamaka
Cools and alleviates
 pitta
Stanyam
Increases breast milk and eases the flow
COMBINATIONS
 
1
Paranjpe
2
Bhavaprakasha
3
Nadkarni
4
Gogte
SAFED MUSALI

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