Health benefits and side-effects of safed musli

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 22, 2017
Quick Bites

  • Safed musli has been commonly used in ancient medical systems.
  • It is a natural cure for medical conditions.
  • There are no side-effects of safed musli.

Safed musli is a rare herb that grows in India. It has been used as a traditional medicine in Ayurveda, Unani and homeopathy since ancient times. It has become even more important as a health herb over the years. Traditionally it was used for arthritis, cancer, diabetes, boosting vitality and improving sexual performance.

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Common uses and benefits of safed musli

It is known to be an amazing aphrodisiac agent which helps enhance male potency and reduces signs of fatigue. It is particularly prescribed to males who have low sperm count and low libido.

It is considered a good energy booster in asthmatic conditions. The roots of the herb can also be used to strengthen the immune system of the body.

Since the ancient times, the tuber roots of the herb’s plant have been used to make a nutritive tonic to reduce sexual weakness. 

The herb is also used to control obesity. Regular use of this herb increases the level of High-Density Lipoprotein and decreases the plasma and hepatic lipid profiles.

How does it work?

Safed musli has chemicals that might have effects in the body. A number of researches have been done on animals that show that the herb might have anti-inflammatory effects.  These researches also show that it might increase sexual activity and possibly have effects similar to testosterone. But, these researches are preliminary and there is no reliable research that has been done on people.


There is no information on side effects of musli yet. However, high doses may lead to gastrointestinal upset.

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