Leave a reply Curculigo orchioides is better known as Xian Mao in China. Other names of this herb also include golden eye-grass, Syah Musli, weevil-wort, Kali Musali, black musli, and Kali musli. Actually, the main plant part used for medicinal purposes is the dried root of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. For that reason, this herb is often called curculigo rhizome or rhizoma curculiginis. In India, it has been traditionally used as aphrodisiac. Similarly, in China it is used for impotence, azoospermia, urinary incontinence, pain and cold sensation in abdomen, menopausal syndrome and other diseases.

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Both are Rasayan drug of Ayurveda, and used to cure weakness, fatigue, and as a tonic. Safed musli is white in color, and is obtained from various plant species including Chlorophytum borivilianum. Kali or Krishna musli Talamuli is brownish-brown roots of a stemless perennial herb Curculigo orchioides.

Like Shvet Musli, Kali musli is also used to increases potency, and to treat seminal weakness, STDs such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and menstrual derangements.

It is mainly used for diseases of the urogenital system in both males, and females. Kali musli is tonic for health, and cures general weakness. It is also prescribed in the treatment of piles, jaundice, asthma, diarrhea, and gonorrhea. It is present in several herbal formulations for gynecological problems, and sexual weakness of males.

Kali musli is bitter, appetizer, nervine, adaptogenic, sedative, anticonvulsive, and rogenic, and anti-inflammatory drug. General Information Kali Musli is tuberous, and wrinkled root of the plant Curculigo orchioides. This plant is small herb up to 30 cm high. Roots of the plant are tuberous about 4 inches long with bitter, and mucilaginous taste. Rootstock is straight, cylindrical, tuberous, cm long, 0.

It bears a few stout lateral roots of 5 or more cm long. Lateral roots are dull white in color, and spongy externally. The fresh cut surfaces of the rootstock has a starch white color, and mucilaginous.

A few fibrous roots also occur. The leaf tips when contacts the soil, develops roots, and produce adventitious buds. Inflorescence is axillary, scapose racemose, the scape very short, and hidden among the bases of leaves underground, clavte, flattened with the pedicels, bracts, and the ovary concealed in the leaf sheaths.

The lower big flowers on the scape are mostly bisexual, and the upper small ones staminate. Flowers are epigynous bright yellow, bisexual or unisexual with lanceolate, membranous bract. Perianth gamophyllous, rotate, and six lobed, locate at the top of a slender sterile long extension of the ovary by means of which the perianth is exposed above the ground. Perianth lobes similar, elliptic oblong 1.

Stamens are 6 in number, filamentous filiform, short 2mm long, adnate to the base of the perianthlobes, Anthers linear or linear lanceolate, basifixed, and sagittate. Ovary inferior, hidden among the leaves usually below the ground, tricarpellary syncarpous, lanceolate, and trilocular with a fairly long slender beak or extension -the stipe. Ovules many in each cell attached by a distinct long funicle. Style short columnar, 2mm with a 3 lobed stigma. Lobes are elongate, erect, and appressed.

Fruit is a capsule about 1. Seeds 1 to many, oblong, black, shiny with crustaceous testa grooved deeply in wavy lines. Flowering and fruiting occur mostly from October to January, rarely throughout the year. Below is given detailed taxonomical classification of the plant. Kingdom — Plantae.


Kali Musli (Curculigo orchioides) Information, Benefits, Uses and Warning

Tim Smith September 8, Men look to natural aphrodisiacs to help them improve their sex life tor to help with male enhancement. There are many natural ingredients out there and some are backed by science as being effective. One natural aphrodisiac is called Curculigo Orchioides. The plant is recognized as an aphrodisiac in India. Benefits of Curculigo Orchioides: There are several benefits to this plant such as being anti-cancer, adaptogenic, antioxidant, and the ability to stimulate the immune system. The Chinese use the plant to treat anti-osteoporosis for women who are post-menopausal.


Curculigo orchioides: the black gold with numerous health benefits.


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