Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in peninsular India. The Hindi name is safed musli It is cultivated and eaten. Learn more about Safed Musli uses, effectiveness, possible side effects, interactions, dosage, user ratings and products that contain Safed Musli. During collection the whole plants is uprooted. Chlorophytum borivilianum is one of the most important medicinal plants of India and considered as a ‘white gold’.
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Shweta Musali Chlorophytum borivilianum CB is a traditionally used herb for its benefits in male sexual and general health. In the recent past, the herb has attained much commercial significance, both in domestic and international markets.
However, limited clinical data is available to establish its traditional claims. The present study was aimed at evaluating the effect of the water soluble extract of CB root tubers on semen and testosterone in healthy adult males. The research was designed as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, trial upon the volunteers registered from the outpatient department OPD with age ranging from 20 to 40 years.
Water extracts of CB and placebo was administered in the patients of groups A and B, for 12 weeks, in two divided doses of mg. Highly significant improvement was noted in the above parameters after administration of CB extract in comparison to Placebo. Hence it was concluded that the trial drug was effective borivi,ianum improving male sexual health. Vajikarana has remained one of the major healthcare segments from yore, because this is said to enhance not only sexual performance, but also improves the quality of the off-springs.
The incidence of infertility, erectile dysfunction, subnormal desire and performance in sexual intercourse are increasing alarmingly. Approximately percent of all cohabiting couples are infertile. Vorivilianum to 50 percent of these cases belong to male infertility, which means that nearly 7. Erectile dysfunction is said to afflict as much as 10 percent of the male population.
Conventional medicine has discovered few chemicals in this segment, but these agents are associated with many unwanted and serious adverse effects. Therefore, borivilianm medicines like Ayurveda and Chinese medicines have been the mainstay chloropgytum this segment. However, boriviliahum to the associated hype and mystic, the activities of genuine herbs are subjected to criticism due to lack of scientific validation. The answer to this pessimism lies in the appropriate scientific evaluation of the genuine herbs improving male sexual health.
The root tuber of this small, annual herb is borivilinum for its versatile Shukrala beneficial effect on male sexual healthRasayana adaptogenic boriviianumand Balya general health tonic properties. Owing to its marked clinical results, CB is being promoted as herbal Viagra. Experimental studies reaffirm its role in sexual behavior, spermatogenic activity,[ 45 ] immunomodulatory activity,[ 6 ] anti-stress and anti-oxidant activities.
The present study was designed to assess the effect of CB chloophytum the semen and testosterone of healthy male adult volunteers in the age group of 20 to 40 years.
Effects of Chlorophytum borivilianum on sexual behaviour and sperm count in male rats.
To assess the effect of the water extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum root tubers on semen and testosterone in healthy adult males. The study population was made up of apparently healthy and consenting male volunteers between 20 to 40 years of age, registered at the OPD of NIA, Jaipur.
The total number of 30 volunteers were registered after taking due consent and were randomly assigned to two groups A and B. Botanically authenticated dried root tubers of C.
Water extract of the quality-assured samples was prepared and capsulated in soft-gelatin capsules of mg each. Barley powder was encapsulated in similar capsules as placebo in the study dose, because it had practically no effect on semen and testosterone. The trial drug was given as capsules of mg, twice daily, before food, with normal water, for 12 weeks.
The volunteers were dispensed the required quantity of the trial drugs on every third week for better compliance. Registered and screened volunteers were randomly divided into two groups A trial group and B placebo group.
The trial drug and the placebo were sealed in plastic containers containing horivilianum. These containers were coded by a person not related to the study. The coding documents were sealed and kept under safe custody. The envelope was opened after completion of the trial, to decode it for interpretation of the observations. The enrolled volunteers were assessed at baseline day 0 visitand then after the end of the trial, that is, the twelfth week of medication, for the following parameters:.
The values of various laboratory parameters of both the Groups A CB and B Placebo and their statistical analysis revealed the following observations [ Table 1 ].
Effect of Shweta Musali C. The water extract of the plant has shown similar activity and has been found to be safe. The study aims to reaffirm the traditional claim that the extract of this plant improves male sexual health, by assessing its effect on semen and testosterone, which are the nearest equivalents of Shukradhatu.
Effects of Chlorophytum borivilianum on sexual behaviour and sperm count in male rats.
The treated group showed a statistically highly significant improvement in all the assessed parameters of semen, whereas, the placebo group showed no significant improvement in these parameters. The treated group showed statistically significant improvement in serum testosterone, but in a lesser degree in comparison to the semen parameters. The most significant changes were seen in the semen volume and sperm count, in comparison to sperm motility, indicating the greater selective role of the trial drug in these two parameters.
The trial drug contains saponin and stigmasterol, which are hypothesized to stimulate the process of spermatogenesis and the mucilage present in the trial drug is supposed to have a role in increasing the volume of semen. The trial drug did not exert such a significant effect on the serum testosterone level of the volunteers, although the improvements were better than in the placebo group. This could be due to the presence of normal levels of serum testosterone in almost all volunteers, leaving very little scope for improvement.
Another trial involving subjects with diminished serum testosterone might clarify its activity, because C. The absence of any adverse drug reactions ADRs suggests that C. The findings of the study prompt the authors to suggest that, Water extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum improves the quantity and quality of semen in a statistically significant manner in healthy male adults between 20 to 40 years of age, in comparison to the placebo, when used for 12 weeks, in a dose of mg b.
Water extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum does improve the serum testosterone level in a majority of volunteers in a trial dose, in comparison to the placebo, but a statistically significant effect was not observed.
No volunteer developed any ADR, confirming its safety for human use. Therefore, the study corroborates the traditional claim that Chlorophytum borivilianum is a Shukraldravya, as it improves the semen and testosterone, the commonly accepted equivalents of Shukradhatu.
National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Journal List Ayu v. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Choorophytum is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Abstract Shweta Musali Chlorophytum borivilianum CB is a traditionally used herb for its benefits in male sexual and general health. Chlorophytum borivilianumShweta Musalisemen, testosterone. Introduction Vajikarana chlorophytjm remained one of the major healthcare segments from yore, because this is said to enhance not only sexual performance, but bofivilianum improves the quality of the off-springs.
Objective To assess the effect of the water extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum root tubers on semen and testosterone in healthy adult males. Materials and Methods Study design A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. Study population The study population was made up of apparently healthy and consenting male volunteers between 20 to 40 years of age, registered at the OPD of NIA, Jaipur. Trial drug Botanically authenticated dried root cglorophytum of C.
Dose, duration, and administration The trial drug was given as capsules of mg, twice daily, before food, with normal chlorophtyum, for 12 weeks. Grouping of the volunteers Registered and screened volunteers were randomly divided into two groups A trial group and B placebo group.
Volunteers Inclusion criteria Apparently healthy male volunteers of age 20 to 40 years. Volunteers exclusion criteria Volunteers suffering from any organic disorder.
Criteria of Assessment The enrolled volunteers were assessed at baseline day 0 visitand then after the end of the trial, that is, the twelfth week of medication, for the following parameters: Open in a separate window.
Statistically highly significant increase in semen volume, sperm count, sperm motility, and percent normal sperm borivilinum. Semen liquefaction time was observed in Group A in comparison to Group B. Statistically significant improvement was observed in serum testosterone in Group A when compared chlorophytm Group B.
Conclusion The findings of the study prompt the authors to suggest that, Water extract of Chlorophytum borivilianum improves the quantity and quality of semen in a statistically significant manner in healthy male adults between 20 to 40 years of age, in comparison to the placebo, when used for 12 weeks, in a dose of mg b. Rashtriya Samskrita Samsthan; Yadavji Trikamji Acharya editor; p. Pandit N, Raja Nighantu, cblorophytum. Krishna Das Academy; Effects of Chlorophytum borivilianum on sexual behaviour borifilianum sperm count in male rats.