Botanical Name: Asparagus adscendens
- Ayurvedic: Mushali, Mahaashataavari
- Unani: Shaqaaqul-e-Hindi.
- Also, known as: Safed musli, Shvet musli, Shwet musli,
Habitat: The Western Himalayas and Punjab, from Himachal Pradesh to Kumaon, up to 1500 m.
Parts Used: Root
Safed Musli is medicinal plant with little white flowers. Safed Musli belongs to family of Liliaceae. It was originally grown in thick forest in natural form and is a traditional medicinal plant. Mainly its tuberous roots are used in ayurvedic medicines. Roots are used for the preparation of nutritive tonic. Safed Musli is among the 20-odd species of native medicinal plants that enjoy extensive therapeutic application and expansive global market. Known by different names across the country, it has been one of the chief ingredients in Ayurveda and other local folklore medicines for ages. Indeed, one comes across vivid accounts of the versatile therapeutic value of Safed Musli in the Indian mythology and medicinal treatises.
The plant with a hoary past is now all set to spread its goodness far and wide. As a medicinal plant, it is poised to open up new exciting avenues in healthcare. As a commercial crop, it is positioned to provide unbeatable returns. Safed Musli is very popular. In the Ayurvedic literature, Safed Musli is celebrated as a Divya Aushad (Devine medicine) with unparalleled medicinal properties. It is a chief ingredient in the preparation of over a hundred Ayurvedic formulations. Besides its extensive use in Ayurveda and other conventional medicinal systems in Asia, Safed Musli is also gaining increasing acceptance as a vitalizer and health-giving tonic, a curative for pre-natal and post-natal problems,
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also, for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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