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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Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

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The white tuberous roots of this plant are the medicinally useful parts. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Red Data Book of Indian Plants.

This species at Kew Pressed and dried and alcohol-preserved specimens of Chlorophytum tuberosum are held in Kew’s Herbarium, where they are available to researchers by tuberrosum. Abstract Chlorophytum tuberosum Baker belongs to family Liliaceae and is being used in the indigenous systems of medicine as a galactogogue and aphrodisiac. Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: Efforts were made to collect the plants in flowering and fruiting condition for the correct botanical identification.


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These chloophytum will be useful for the correct botanical identification and authentication of the drug. Consequently, it is increasingly considered as ‘rare’ in India. The stellar structure shows that the endodermis is followed by the pericycle layer.

Chapman and Hall International Edition; Table 1 Macroscopic examination tubberosum safed musali. Protein measurement with the Folin-Phenol reagent. Summary [ edit ] Description Chlorophytum tuberosum The powder drug was observed in visible light as yellowish brown in color.

Flora of West Tropical Africa 3: The innermost layer of the cortex is a single-layered endodermis. Table 7 Quantitative estimation of C. Can include ecosystem services. As in case of saponins and stegmasteroids, the peaks are denoted by the Rf values. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In order to ensure correct botanical standardization to remove the controversy, a detailed pharmacognostic study tuberossum tuberous roots of Chlorophytum has been carried out in this study. Technology Biodiversity in India. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.


Table 6 Phytochemical study of C. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Chlorophytum tuberosum – Wikipedia

After derivatization in fluorescence light it showed the dark blue bands. Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 7: The filtrate is used as an application for saponins and stegmasteroids. Footnotes Source of Support: The outermost layer of the cortex just below the epidermis consists of cells which are mostly rectangular, appearing longer than wide.

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Uses Chlorophytum tuberosum is cultivated as an ornamental for its large, showy flowers.