Musli Pak is an ayurvedic BRIHANA (Nourishing) formulation used for restoring physical strength and acts as a nourishing tonic. It is famous for its aphrodisiac benefits and very popular for men’s health problems. It improves stamina, strength, time, and performance in men. In addition to these benefits, it also used for general debility and increasing body weight or mass. Sportspeople in India also use it for improving endurance and performance.
- 1 Musli Pak Ingredients (Composition)
- 2 PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS
- 3 Indications
- 4 Musli Pak Benefits
- 5 Dosage & Administration
- 6 Safety Profile
- 7 FAQs about Musli Pak
Musli Pak Ingredients (Composition)
The main ingredient in Musli Pak is Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum), which is also very popular for its individual health benefits for improving strength.
Formulation in YOG CHINTAMANI
|According to YOG CHINTAMANI:|
|Ingredients||Quantity used for preparation|
|Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum)||16 Parts|
|Cow’s Milk||200 Parts|
|Cow’s Ghee||16 Parts|
|Sautéed Mochras (Semal Gond)||8 Parts|
|Jaiphal (Nutmeg)||2 Parts|
|Laung (Clove)||2 Parts|
|Kesar (Saffron)||2 Parts|
|Tumbaru (Toothache Tree) – Zanthoxylum Alatum||2 Parts|
|Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi||2 Parts|
|Kaunch Beej (Velvet bean) – Mucuna Pruriens||2 Parts|
|Elaichi (Cardamom) – Elettaria Cardamomum||2 Parts|
|Tejpata (Bay Leaves)||2 Parts|
|Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)||2 Parts|
|Pippali (Long Pepper)||2 Parts|
|Javitri (Mace)||2 Parts|
|Mix Safed Musli and Cow’s Milk. Simmer the mixture to get semisolid MAVA (KHOYA). Then Add Cow’s Ghee in MAVA; cook it until it gets brown. Prepare sugar syrup using water and sugar. Now, add sugar syrup to the mixture and simmer it to mix the mixture well. Now, add other ingredients and preserve it in the glass jar or food grade plastic jars.|
|The formulation explained in the YOG CHINTAMANI does not contain Bhasma and Rasa Medicine like Abhrak Bhasma, Loha Bhasma, and Ras Sindoor etc. However, it is not available in the market.|
|Reference: YOG CHINTAMANI, Chapter 1 & BHARAT BHAISHAJAYA RATNAKAR 5207|
Formulations in Market
The following additional ingredients may also be found in the Musli Pak commonly available in the market:
- Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus)
- Chitrak roots
- Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
- Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula)
- Bala Seeds
- Kamal Gatta
- Akarkara – Anacyclus Pyrethrum
- Vang Bhasma (Bang Bhasma)
- Abhrak Bhasma
- Loha Bhasma
Ingredients in Musli Pak or their ratio can vary according to different brands or manufacturers. These variations are due to choosing the formulation from different classical texts. However, all brands of Musli Pak provide similar health benefits with slight variations attributed to their ingredients.
Musli Pak has an androgenic action. It improves testosterone level and helps men with testicular spermatogenic failure. The overall action of Musli Pak is to provide strength to the reproductive system and maintain its natural functions. It improves fertility by inducing spermatogenesis and improving motility.
It also provides nourishment and good medicine for BRIHANA CHIKITSA (Nourishing Therapy). It may also increase body weight, so it can help underweight people.
- Erectogenic effect
According to Ayurveda, Musli Pak mainly acts on Vata Dosha and may increase the Kapha Dosha. In most of the diseases in which it is recommended are due to Vata aggravation. It may also increase SNIGADH or SNEHA (Unctuous or Oily) GUNA (quality) in the alimentary canal.
- Muscle Weakness
- Fatigue & Exhaustion
- Male Infertility
Musli Pak Benefits
Musli Pak is a popular ayurvedic tonic for improving strength and providing nourishment. In Ayurveda, it is a popular classical medicine for Vajikarana Chikitsa (Ayurvedic Aphrodisiac Therapy). It is useful in the treatment of male infertility or oligospermia and other disorders of male reproductive system.
Muscle Weakness & Fatigue
Musli Pak increases the muscle strength. Actually, it helps to reduce muscle tiredness and fatigue. It provides nourishment to the muscles and reduces a sense of exhaustion and weariness in the muscles. It can also help people with chronic fatigue syndrome feeling muscle fatigue after a short task.
Emaciation & Underweight
Musli Pak can also be used as a nutritional food supplement in malnourished people. However, appetizers should also be given along with it and it should be started with lower dosage i.e. 1 to 2 grams twice daily. Gradually, the dosage should be increased according to the appetite.
Male Infertility & Oligospermia
Musli Pak is commonly used for the treatment of male infertility resulted due to oligospermia. It improves the volume, count, and motility. All these benefits are attributed to its spermatogenic potential. Safed Musli in it improves serum testosterone levels and enhances testicular functions.
Musli Pak can help women with leucorrhoea. According to its ingredients, it is usually helpful in thin and un-sticky discharge and in women feeling weakness. It is also highly useful in women with a low backache along with leucorrhoea.
Musli Pak also provides strength to the penile-musculature and improves firmness, which helps to sustain longer erections of erectile tissue. Some formulation of Musli Pak contains Bang Bhasma and Akarkara, which also exert stimulant and erectogenic effect.
Dosage & Administration
|The general dosage of Musli Pak is as follows.|
|Adults (19 to 60 yrs)||3 to 24 grams *|
|Geriatric (above 60 yrs)||3 to 6 grams *|
|Maximum Possible Dosage||48 grams Per Day (in divided doses)|
|* Twice a day with preferably Milk or Water|
|Best Time to Take: 2 to 3 hours after meal|
Some brands of Musli Pak contain herbomineral ingredients, which mean it also contains some mineral ingredients including heavy metals. Therefore, you should read the ingredient’s label before buying it.
The safety of Musli Pak is not well-established under modern scientific parameters.
As per clinical use and experience of many ayurvedic doctors, it does not likely to cause any severe organ damage. Still for the precautionary purpose, Musli Pak should not be taken more than 6 weeks continuously.
Musli Pak Side Effects
However, some ingredients in Musli Pak are appetizers and digestive stimulant, but still Musli Pak is heavy to digest, so it may take a long time to digest properly. In some people with poor appetite, it may also lead to the feeling of early satiety with food or cause loss of appetite or loss of desire to eat.
In some cases that cannot digest Musli Pak easily, it may also cause constipation.
FAQs about Musli Pak
A few common questions about Musli Pak are discussed here.
What should I do if it causes appetite loss?
Generally, poor appetite is observed when you take heavy dosage in starting. You need to stop it for a few days (3 to 5 days) and then restart it with reduced dosage (2.5 grams). Then gradually increase its dosage.
If still it does not help, then you may need some herbal appetizers or liver enzymes, which may help to improve appetite and digestion.
What should I do if it causes constipation?
Constipation may occur due to SNIGADH or SNEHA (Unctuous or Oily) GUNA (quality) of the Safed Musli in the Musli Pak. Generally, Trikatu Churna, Panchakola Churna, Arogyavardhini Vati or any formulation used for improving liver function can help to reduce such type of constipation.
One should also take food rich in fiber. Additionally, bulk-forming laxative like Isabgol (Psyllium Husk) can also be taken. Other mild laxatives like Munakka (Raisins), Triphala, Swadishta Virechan Churna etc. can also help. If severe constipation occurs with Musli Pak, then you should stop it immediately.
Can a woman take/eat Musli Pak?
Yes, women can also take Musli Pak for leucorrhoea as well as for improving the strength and reducing debility. In Leucorrhoea, it is useful when the discharge is white, thin and odorless.
How should I take Musli Pak?
It can be taken as per its recommended dosage (5 to 10 grams) with warm milk.
Can I also take it with Water? What is the difference if I take it with milk or with water?
Yes, Musli Pak can also be taken with water. According to Ayurveda principles, Milk stimulates the strengthening action of the medicine and assists in nourishment. Water does not provide these benefits.