Safed musli is a rare herb from India. It is used in traditional systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Unani, and homeopathy. It is traditionally used for arthritis, cancer, diabetes, boosting vitality, improving sexual performance, and for many other uses.
Today it is also showing up in supplements promoted for bodybuilding.
This plant species is now a threatened species worldwide due to overharvesting.
How it works
Safed musli contains chemicals that might have effects in the body. Research in animals shows it might have anti-inflammatory effects. Animal research also shows that it might increase sexual activity and might possibly have effects similar to testosterone. But this research is preliminary. There is no reliable research in people.
Not ProvenBodybuildingWeight lossImproving sexual performanceErectile dysfunctionStressArthritisCancerDiabetesDiarrheaDysenteryPainful urination (dysuria)Increasing lactation in breast-feeding mothersGonorrheaSperm disorders (oligospermia)Infections
There is not enough information available to know if safed musli is safe.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough information to know if safed musli is safe duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. It should be avoided.Dosing considerations for Safed Musli.
No information available.