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Family ► Liliaceae.

Habitat ► Central and Peninsular India up to 1,350 m.

Ayurvedic ► Musali, Mushali.

Unani ► Musali.

Siddha ► Vallaimusali.

Action ► Dried tubers are used as tonic.

The commercial drug, Safed Musali, contains the tubers of C. arundinaceum Baker, C. tuberosum Baker and C. in- dicum (Willd.) Dress, synonym C. at- tenuatum Baker.

C. indicum is found on the hills in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and on the hills near Udaipur in Rajasthan.

Dosage ► Dried tuber—3-5 g powder. (CCRAS.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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