Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. and Fernand. belongs to family Liliaceae, is a promising medicinal plant with great economic potential. Appreciation of medicinal value of safed musli tubers has been made in ancient Indian medicine literature right from 11th century A.D. The tubers contain saponins and are aphrodisiac, adaptogenic, antiageing, health restorative and health promoting. The plant is cultivated in different parts of India on a small scale at present. However, systematic information on different aspects of this species is not available. In this review, an attempt has been made to present this information.