Roots of Chlorophytum borivilianum holds very important position in Ayurveda and Unani system where it is mostly used to treat oligospermia, pre and post natal symptoms, arthritis, diabetes and dysuria. Antiviral, anticancer, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, antistress, aphrodisiac, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of root extracts have been evaluated.
It is cultivated and eaten as a leaf vegetable in some parts of India. Its roots possess various beneficial medicinal activities. The tubers of Chlorophytum borivilianum possess various therapeutic values such as total rejuvenator, antioxidant and immuno modulator. Roots are claimed to be useful to treat oligospermia, pre- and post-natal symptoms, arthritis, diabetes and dysuria. It is being used as an anti arthritic and anticancer drug as it also possesses anti-cancerous properties. The medicinal value is thought to derive from its saponin content. It has been suggested that it may produce an aphrodisiac agent. The saponins and alkaloids present in the plant are the source of its alleged aphrodisiac properties. Chlorophytum borivilianum root extracts shows immuno modulatory activity. It strengthens the immune system and helps the body to fight against diseases.