© Sebastian Pole 2006
White musali (E), Musli (H)
Asparagus adscendens – Radix (Liliaceae)
Like most members of the
genus Safed musali is considered to be a fertility tonic thatnourishes the tissues of the mind, nervous and reproductive system.
(taste) Sweet, bitter
(post-digestive effect) Sweet
(quality) Moist, unctuous, heavy
VP-, K+ in excess
(tissue) All tissues, especially plasma, reproductive
(channel) Reproductive, digestive, lactation
– sarsapogenin, diosgenin
Adaptogen, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, galactagogue, diuretic
As it directly nourishes the
it is used as a sweet tonic and rejuvenativefor the reproductive system. It treats infertility, premature ejaculation, impotence and low spermcount. It also nourishes
and promotes healthy ovulation in women.
Useful during pregnancy as a nutritive tonic for mother and foetus. Post partum itreplenishes lost fluids,
and improves the quantity and flow of breast milk. It is also usedin chronic leucorrhoea.
Its sweet and unctuous properties treat intestinal inflammation caused by dysentery and foodintolerances. All cases of high
benefit. It softens the stool and may be helpful in
types of haemorrhoids.
Its cooling and soothing effects are beneficial for
and conditions involvingaggravated
with painful and malodorous urination.
Rejuvenative, especially to the reproductive system
Increases sperm production
Cools and alleviates
Increases breast milk and eases the flow