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Chlorophytum tuberosum is one of several species of Chlorophytum used in genus and is native to Africa, where the genus Chlorophytum is most diverse. Leaves x cm, ensiform, sheathing at base. Scape cm; flowers towards tip of spike, racemose. Bracts cm long, lanceolate. Flowers white. CHLOROPHYTUM TUBEROSUM (Roxb.) Family: Liliaceae Hindi: Safed musli Mundari: Kulaebo, Piri jadu, Piri tar Oraon: Oro arxa.

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Please enter the date on which you consulted the system. The powder was treated with nitrocellulose, 1 N sodium hydroxide, 1 N sodium hydroxide in nitrocellulose and dried for 30 min. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records.

Saponins are the important chemical tuberosun justify the use of tubers of this plant and are used as a well-known health tonic, aphrodisiac and galactogogue.

Chlorophytum tuberosum is a herb usually growing up to cm tall. It was treated with respective reagent for the detection and localization of chemicals in the tissues as per the method of Krishnamurthy. Stamens Stamens shorter than the tepals; filaments filiform, 5—6 mm. Chlorophytum tuberosum Baker belongs to family Liliaceae.

After this it was observed under ultraviolet light and it emits the color as shown in [ Table 5 ]. The following other wikis use this file: After derivatization in fluorescence light it showed the dark blue bands.

Habitat In woodland or bushland, often in degraded vegetation, usually on badly drained, heavy black cotton soils, sometimes on lighter, sandy and lateritic soils, often in seasonally flooded areas; 30— m.

Wagner Vhlorophytum, Baldt S. Histochemical screening Histochemical screening showed the presence of starch, protein, fat, saponins, tannin, sugars and alkaloids [ Table 2 ]. Chlorophytum tuberosum is one of several species of Chlorophytum used in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional Hindu system of medicine.


Remember me Forgot password? Chlprophytum northern Nigeria its tubers are crushed to produce a lotion used to treat guinea-worm.

In India the roots are dried and used as a popular tonic and aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine. Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. Its underground parts comprise a short rhizome, often surrounded by fibres, which bears swollen roots with dark tubers to up 7 cm long at their tips.

Medicinal Cglorophytum more on Safed Musali. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

McGraw-Hill Book Co; Please review our privacy policy. Chlorophytum tuberosumHigh Performance thin layer chromatography, pharmacognostic standardization, phytochemical analysis.

The stamens are shorter ruberosum the tepals. J Med Aromatic Plant Sci. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

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The details, including images, of some of these can be seen online in the Herbarium Catalogue. Agriculture and Industry Survey; The fruits are three-edged capsules containing seeds 2 mm in diameter.

Safed musali is used as an aphrodisiac and galactogogue[ 3 — 5 ] as well as for its nutritive, health promoting properties and immunoenhancing, hepatoprotective and antioxidants activities.

Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. It covered the area Flora of Tropical East Africa: The Wealth of India- A dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products; pp. Marais W, Reilly J. Chlorophytum and its related Genera Liliaceae Kew Bulletin. The central region is occupied by large pith mostly polygonal in shape [ Figure 3 ]. The transverse section of the root had a circular outline.


Distribution India, Myanmar Ecology Forest, woodland or grassland. Acknowledgments Both the authors would like to express a sincere thank to Head, Department of Botany, University of Pune, for encouragement and necessary laboratory facilities and V.

The values of percentage extractives were higher in chloroform and lower in benzene solvent [ Table 4 ]. Fruits Capsule deeply triquetrous, 15 mm.

Chlorophytum tuberosum – Wikipedia

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. The tuberous roots of other species of Chlorophytum, Asparagus, Bombax and Orchids are also sometimes chloropjytum safed musali leading to confusion. It was reviewed on 25 September by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-sa Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We choose Chlorophytum tuberosum for the present investigation as it is being sold widely chloorophytum the market under the common name safed musali because of tuebrosum white tuberous roots. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Related observations Show all. Table 6 Phytochemical study of C. The plant generally grows along the forest margins, grassy slopes and rocky places along valleys between and m. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

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