Safed Musali is originally grown in thick forest in natural form, known as a ‗CROP OF THE DECADE‘ and is a traditional medicinal plant. Mainly its tuberous roots are used in Ayurvedic medicines. Roots are used in the preparation of nutritive tonic used in general sexual weakness. Nowadays, there is a very vast demand all over the World (especially gulf countries and cold countries). Due to its vast demand it is very costly. Safed Musali is an herb with sub-erect leaves and tuberous root system. Safed Musali has its origin in the Indian Subcontinent.


Botanical name of Plant Chlorophytum borivillanum
Variety MDB 13, MDB 14
No. of Plants (Planting material) 250 kg kand
Price of planting material Rs. 400/Kg
Sowing Time June-July
Soil Black soil (preferable), loamy soil
Total Plantation Time 8 months
Irrigation System Drip (more effective)
Produce Roots
Cost of Cultivation Rs 2,12,000
Total Production 600 Kg Safed Musli
Market/ Buy Back Rates RS.800/- per kg Safed Musli
Total Receipts RS.5,40,000/-
Net Income RS.3,28,000/-
Buyers Pharma Companies, Ayurvedic companies, SUNRISE Agriland Develop0ment & Research Pvt Ltd


MDB 13, MDB 14 are best variety among the existing ones, as it is easier to peel the roots


  • More than 50 farmers are working with us and total land area is almost 750

Climatic conditions:

  • Require temp of about 4-45 °C.
  • Moderate humidity


  • It is being used for the treatment of Diabetes and to increase fertility and sex
  • It is very useful in Asthma and Jaundice (pilia)
  • curing cough, skin diseases, urinary infection disease, .
  • The greatest use of safed musali is to cure impotency

Land preparation

  • The harvesting period of safed musali is 8 months
  • the sowing period is from June to July and is harvested by – march
  • For good field it is necessary to plough the field deeply in warm climate
  • When the plant starts to flower, make sure to pluck it and mix it in the

Bed Preparation

  • Make a bed of 1m wide and I‘ high, make line of 30cm distance and plant the kand at every 15cm

Seed treatment and sowing

  • In one acre 250Kg seeds are
  • Make sure to pre treat the tuber by dipping them in gaomutra and water for about 1- 2hrs before sowing (1:10)
  • Make holes in the line and place the tuber, make sure that the depth of the holes is directly proportional to the length of the
  • Cover the tubers with


  • Use drip irrigation system
  • Within 7-10 days the plant starts to
  • After the initial 75-80 days, the leaf starts getting yellow and starts to
  • After 100 days, the leaves fell on the ground
  • In January and February, the roots are being
  • Sown in rainy With the regular rain, no much irrigation is needed, but with irregular rain, irrigate the field in every 10-12 days.
  • After October, irrigate the field with in  20-21
  • Keep the moisture in the field before
  • Due to excess irrigation, the roots become susceptible to
  • The plant is high potent of getting a fungal infection by
  • To protect the plant from this use Trichoderma
  • To protect the plant from termite, use neem ki khali
  • As a protective measure, once in every 15 days use gaomutra‘s mixture on plant


  • Best time to harvest is after November
  • Maturity indices include: musli ka chilka will be tough, and the color become dark brown
  • Harvesting of musali can be done till end of
  • After harvesting, there are basically two usages of it
    • For seed
    • For selling after peeling
  • For keeping it as seeds, keep the kand in shadow for at least 2 days, so that the excess moisture can be removed. After this store them in cold
  • For selling them as dry, detangle the fingers and remove the chilka by using knife or

peeler. After peeling, the fingers are kept in sun for 2- 3 days.

  • After complete drying they are filled and then packed in bags for selling

Storage of planting material

  • For the planting material, the harvesting is done in
  • Some part of it is used as planting material for the next season, while the other part is sent for selling


600 Kg dry Musli is obtained in 1 acre, and wet material is 10 times this.


A grade– white, long and thick, (@Rs 1000/Kg)

B grade– medium size (@Rs 700/Kg)

C grade- small, thin, brown and black in color (@Rs 200/Kg)

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