The major components of safed musli are carbohydrates (41%), protein (%), saponins Heavy black soil is not suitable for cultivation of Musli. Climate. 18 Jan Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum L.) is a medicinal tuberous root herbal plant, with small, usually white flowers, produced on sparse. Chlorophytum borivilianum (family Liliaceae) is a high-value medicinal plant becoming rare because it is harvested fromthe wild. To encourage its adoption as a.

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The white musalitubers obtained are dried spread in the shade for about days to dry-out its moisture. Diseases and their control: Introduction of Safed Musli Cultivation: For good growth and better development apply irrigation at the interval of days. Mainly tuber harvesting is done in the month of March or April. Plant starts yielding in about 90 days after planting.

The seeds should be sown in a very well prepared seed bed which is heavily manured by using FYM or leaf litter in the first or second week of June and adequate moisture should be continuously maintained during absence of rain in early part of the season.

Even a small, 1 cm long and slightly shrinken fleshy roots or root stocks has a capacity to reproduce into new plants.

Seed Rate Usually propagation is done through tubers or seeds. Please enter your email address. It can be grown in variety of soil ranging from loamy to sandy soil having good drainage system.

Seeds are sown by broadcast method. Warm and humid climatic condition with good amount of soil moisture during the growing season favour luxuriant vegetative growth and facilitate fleshy root development.


The cultivayion of cow-dung should be 20 to 25 tonnes per 1 hectare land or 5 to 6 trolleys of cow-dung manure per acre should be applied.


From dried material several products like Safed musli powder and Safed musli tonics are made after processing. Harvesting is done in the month of September or October.

Post Harvesting in Safed Musli Cultivation: Yield in Safed Musli Cultivation: Its botanical name is chlorophytum borivilianum and belongs to Liliaceae family. If soil is of clayey nature then apply Mycemeel 1. This plant has excellent ayurvedic properties. The seeds are black in colour and with angular edges. As part of the land preparation, raised beds should be prepared by keeping the distance of 24 inches and 12 inches of height to prevent water logging and for the proper development of the tubers.

Apply post-emergence weedicide 1 week after emergence of weeds and two weeds of the crop are required to free it from the weeds which should be controlled manually. Later, when soil moisture get reduced in the fields, irrigation may be done after 10 to 15 days interval.

For land preparation firstly single deep cultivation is done before sowing and then tillering are done. It gives best result when grown under red soil rich in organic matter. Generally maturity of the crop can be identified by drying up and falling leaves. Seed spacing can be 10 in x 12 in. Your email address will not be published.

The seed should be sown half inch depth in the soil.

Safed Musli Cultivation Information Guide | Agri Farming

It could be propagated through seeds as well as by vegetative means root-stock bearing buds or growing points. You have successfully login. Tuberous cultivatiion is used in ayurvedic medicin. It is a pathogenic disease which causes yellowing of leaves cultivatin withering and then ultimately death of the whole leaf.


Avoid cultivation in water lock conditions. Any kind of deficiency should be immediately traced and the required content should be supplied.

If there is no rains after sowing of fleshy root propagules and its transplanting then one irrigation be provided immediately.

They are found to give good yield and high saponin content. Apart from cow-dung, green manures like Sesbania, Crotalaria or Jammu and Pilli Pesara can be applied. Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana 2. Caterpillars eat the fresh and healthy green leaves of the plants. Major diseases found in safed musli cultivation are: Health Benefits of Safed Musli: If any deficiency is seen in growth of plant then immediate required spray should be given.

Most of the time farmer is paid low price by the middlemen, in the name of poor quality, color and size. Your email and password is incorrect!

It is a disease which causes red, orange and yellow leaf spots on plants. The seedlings can be transplanted in the field during the next Kharif season only at 30×15 cm spacing because the development of plants as well as roots by means of seeds in the first year is not vigorous enough as compared the vegetatively propagated plants.