Itrifal Ustukhuddus Benefits, Dosage & Side Effects
Itrifal Ustukhuddus is a Unani medicine that has potential health benefits in headache and useful in migraine. This formulation contains Triphala and Ustukhuddus as main ingredients. Ustukhuddus has beneficial effects on brain and nerves and Triphala acts as detoxifier and helps in digestive ailments.
Table of Contents
|Common Names||Unani Names|
|Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki) – Yellow fruits||Post Halela Zard|
|Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki) – Brown fruits||Post Halela Kabuli|
|Terminalia Chebula (Haritaki) – Black fruits||Halela Siyah|
|Terminalia Bellirica (Bibhitaki)||Post Balela|
|Emblica officinalis (Amlaki, Indian Gooseberry)||Amla|
|Lavandula Stoechas (Ustukhuddus)||Ustukhuddus|
|Rosa damascena flower||Gule Surkh|
|Cuscuta reflexa (Amar bel)||Aftimoon|
|Almond Oil||Badam Rogan|
Indications & Recommendations
- Chronic Catarrh
- Premature whitening or greying of hair
- Hair fall
- Brain Tonic
- Mild Analgesic
- Mild Laxative
Itrifal Ustukhuddus is mainly brain tonic, provides strength to brain, and prevents nervine disorders. Due to Triphala, it is beneficial for constipation as well.
Benefits & Uses
The main action of Itrifal Ustukhuddus is on brain and intestines. It provides strength to the brain and intestines. It is therapeutically used in following diseases.
Headache & Migraine
Ustukhuddus (Lavandula Stoechas) and Almond Oil has MEDHYA effects, which means increase strength of the brain and acts as brain tonic. The formulation is prepared according to three points of views.
- Action on brain and nerves
- Action on alimentary canal
- Action on secretions
Generally, headache occurs due to over activities of brain structures, which are pain sensitive. Lavandula Stoechas helps reducing the over activities of pain sensitive areas of the brain. Lavandula Stoechas also reduces irritation of trigeminal nerve, which is also cause for migraine headache or trigeminal neuralgia.
The second cause of headache is illness of ill health of alimentary canal including stomach and intestines. Now, three factors play a role in this.
- Intestinal gas
Rosa Damascena flower, Amla and raisins reduce acidity and provide relief from headache associated with hyperacidity or gastric diseases.
Ustukhuddus, almond oil, honey and Triphala herbs reduces gas formation in the abdomen. These herbs help in abdominal distention, intestinal gas and cramps.
Triphala also treats constipation, which is also a significant cause of headache.
Due to all these functions, Itrifal Ustukhuddus becomes a good remedy for headache. It helps in all following symptoms linked with headache and migraine.
- Headache with feeling of heaviness in head
- Vertigo with headache
- Feeling of pressure on head
- Eye pain
- Migraine symptoms
- Hair fall
Itrifal Ustukhuddus has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. It reduces symptoms of Chronic Catarrh. Generally, Chronic Catarrh occurs after hay fever or common cold and characterized by nasal congestion and mucus build up in the nose, throat or chest. Itrifal Ustukhuddus reduces the mucus secretion and congestion, which gives relief from all symptoms of catarrh. It may not be effective if catarrh occurs due to nasal polyps.
Premature Greying of Hair & Hair Fall
Chronic catarrh, stress, vitamin deficiency, chronic constipation, anaemia, etc are common causes of premature greying of hair. Itrifal Ustukhuddus contains herbs, which naturally treat nutritional deficiencies and reduces chronic constipation. Therefore, it is effective for premature whitening of hair.
The mild laxative action of Itrifal Ustukhuddus is due to Triphala and three types of Haritaki used in the formulations. Raisins, almond oil and rose flowers also help reducing constipation. Itrifal Ustukhuddus is effective for mild constipation.
The dosage of Itrifal Ustukhuddus is about 5 to 10 grams (1 to 2 teaspoons) a day. One should take it preferably with milk at bedtime.
|Children||1/2 to 1 tsp.|
|Adults||1 to 2 tsp.|
Note: One should take Itrifal Ustukhuddus once a day preferably at bedtime.
Caution & Side Effects
Itrifal Ustukhuddus is LIKELY SAFE for most people. It does not contain any harmful ingredient. However, some people may have side effect of loose stools with its heavy dosage.
Itrifal Ustukhuddus contains Terminalia Chebula, which is not a suitable herb in pregnancy. Therefore, it is UNSAFE in Pregnancy.
Itrifal Ustukhuddus is POSSIBLY SAFE during lactation if taken under the supervision of Unani or ayurvedic physician.
Itrifal Ustukhuddus is POSSIBLY SAFE for children. There are no adverse effects reported in children while using it.
Itrifal Ustukhuddus have following contraindications.
- Diarrhea or loose stools