Introduction: Kali Musli
Kali Musli is a perennial forest herb, which has immense medicinal benefits, resulting from its ability to treat a number of health conditions. The herb is widely used in the preparation of several Ayurvedic formulations, and other alternative medicine systems like the Unani medicines, the Chinese medicines, and the Kampo medicines. Due to its excessive use in medicines, Kali Musli has become an endangered Rasayana herb in recent times.
Kali Musli is a plant with a short or elongate root stock that bears numerous fleshy lateral roots. It grows in tropical and sub-tropical climate, and is native to India, Pakistan, and Malaysia. However, the herb is also grown in the temperate zones of Africa and the Middle East, usually in areas with an altitude of more than 6000 feet.
The botanical name for Kali Musli is Curculigo orchioides. It belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family. The herb is called Black Musli or Golden eye grass in English, Muralisyahoa in Arabic, and Xian Mao in Chinese. Some of the Sanskrit synonyms of Kali Musli are Musali, Sankari, Talamuli, Hemapushpi, Krishnamusali, and Kanchanapushpika.
The medicinal properties of the Kali Musli herb have been explained in several Ayurvedic texts. The herb, particularly the rhizome part, is generally used as a traditional medicine for managing various ailments including blood-related disorders, piles, digestive problems, bronchitis, and skin infections. The herb has proven abilities to increase libido and boost the immune system.
All the parts of the Kali Musli herb — its roots, seeds, leaves, flowers and fruits — have great medicinal value, though the root is believed to be the most beneficial part. The main chemical constituents of the herb include mucilage, saponins, phenolic glycosides, and aliphatic compounds. Kali Musli is specifically known for its aphrodisiac, antioxidant, immunostimulant, hepato protective, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer activities. The herb is usually used in the form of powder (churna) or paste.
Ingredients of Kali Musli Churna
|S. No.||Herb Used||Latin Name||Part Used||QTY|
|1.||Kali Musli||Curculigo orchioides||Roots||100 gm|
Health Benefits of Kali Musli Churna
Kali Musli Churna is an extremely beneficial herbal product — in powder form — which can be used for the treatment of various health problems. The churna offers the wide-ranging medicinal advantages of Kali Musli if it is prepared from pure and high-quality Kali Musli herb. The key health benefits of the Kali Musli Churna are:
Treatment of Respiratory Disorders
The use of Kali Musli Churna is very effective in treating disorders related to the respiratory system of the body. These disorders commonly include asthma, bronchitis, and chronic cough. The respiratory disorders which become severe due to weather changes can also be managed with the help of the Kali Musli herb, together with some other herbs.
Managing Reproductive Problems in Men
Men who suffer from problems linked to the reproductive system, can greatly benefit from the use of Kali Musli Churna. Ayurvedic texts have distinctively highlighted the properties of Kali Musli in improving the quality and quantity of semen, increasing sexual power, preventing premature ejaculation, and treating low libido, erectile dysfunction, excessive masturbation, low sperm count, and low sperm motility.
Treating Digestive Disorders
The regular use of Kali Musli Churna, on the recommendation of a medical practitioner, can effectively cure a number of digestive disorders. Kali Musli has the ability to stabilize digestion, stimulate appetite, enhance the functioning of the liver, and treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), vomiting, indigestion, and diarrhoea. Moreover, Kali Musli is also considered an effective treatment for piles.
Curing Urinary Disorders
Most of the common urinary problems can be cured by using Kali Musli Churna. The churna can strengthen the urinary system, enabling it to offer resistance against infections. Kali Musli has diuretic properties because of which it is effective in treating urinary problems, such as pain while urinating, burning sensation during urination, and small quantity of urine.
Managing Skin Disorders
Kali Musli Churna is also a very beneficial herbal treatment for different types of skin disorders. The Kali Musli is known for its capabilities to improve the overall skin condition, and enhance the complexion of the skin. It can effectively manage common skin problems like pimples, rashes, skin allergies, and pigmentation.
Enhancing General Systemic Health
Besides treating specific medical conditions, Kali Musli Churna can also act as a Rasayana, to enhance the body’s general systemic health. Kali Musli has proven properties to improve the functioning of the various systems of the body, make the body strong, rejuvenate the liver, and increase the body’s immunity levels. It can also prevent post-menopausal Osteoporosis and other conditions affecting women.
Furthermore, there are some of the other health problems in which the use of Kali Musli is believed to be very beneficial. These health conditions include heartburn, fatigue, Biliousness, Lumbago, Gleet, Ophthalmia, Hydrophobia, and Gonorrhea.
Kali Musli and Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, Kali Musli has specific medicinal uses. As a Rasayana, in particular, the herb has the ability to improve the overall health of the different systems of the body.
The medicinal properties of Kali Musli have been described explicitly in Ayurveda. As per the classical texts, the herb has a Madhura (Sweet) and Tikta (Bitter) taste, which remains even after digestion. Its main Guna (Qualities) are Guru (heavy for digestion) and Snigdha (slimy or sticky). The Veerya (Potency) of the herb is Ushna (Hot).
The Kali Musli herb has the following Karma (Actions): Vatapitta shamaka (ability to reduce vitiated Vata and Pitta doshas) and Kaphavardaka (increases Kapha dosha).
Overall, Ayurvedic texts have elaborated that Kali Musli has the ability to balance aggravated Vata and Pitta doshas, and treat skin disorders, cough, asthma, piles, urinary disorders, impotence, debility, deafness, jaundice, joint pains, leucorrhoea, and menorrhagia.
Product Type: Herbal powder
Product Quantity (in grams): 100 gms.
Kali Musli Churna is an excellent herbal formulation prepared from 100% natural herbs. The preparation of the churna does not involve the use of any chemicals, preservatives, starch, yeast, fillers, additives, binders, or artificial colours.
Dosage: As directed by the Ayurvedic practitioner.
Contraindications and Side Effects
- The use of Kali Musli Churna may have certain side-effects for people suffering from certain health conditions. Hence, it should be used in consultation with an expert Ayurveda practitioner.
- The use of Kali Musli Churna is not recommended for women who are pregnant, as well as women who trying to conceive. Breastfeeding mothers should also avoid the use of this churna.
- People planning to undergo a surgery should also not use the Kali Musli Churna without consulting an Ayurveda expert.