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.


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
Polypodium vulgare Bisfaij
Cuscuta reflexa (Amar bel) Aftimoon
Raisins Kishmish
Almond Oil Badam Rogan
Honey Shahad

Indications & Recommendations

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Chronic Catarrh
  • Premature whitening or greying of hair
  • Constipation
  • Hair fall

Medicinal Properties

  1. Brain Tonic
  2. Mild Analgesic
  3. Mild Laxative
  4. Anti-viral

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.

  1. Action on brain and nerves
  2. Action on alimentary canal
  3. 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.

  1. Acidity
  2. Intestinal gas
  3. Constipation

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
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo with headache
  • Feeling of pressure on head
  • Eye pain
  • Migraine symptoms
  • Hair fall

Chronic Catarrh

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.

  1. Diarrhea or loose stools
  2. Dysentery
  3. Diabetes

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Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.


  1. I am pre diabetic and have stomach problem as well sinus issues. Can I use itrifal ustukhuddus?

  2. I always get headache on the left side of head after eating food for last 4 months. Can I use Ustukhuddus only? Does it help?

  3. sir my wife is taking treatment for ulcerative colitis so can she parallely take this medicine please suggest

  4. Is it useful for premature grying hair
    Actually my age is 33 and almost 70 to 80 % hair had white ..can this medicine reverse my hair color to black

  5. Dear Dr,

    Itrifal Ustukhuddus is effective in curing chronic sinus? Please let me know how many days I need take this medicine

  6. While taking any unani medicines or itrifal ustukhuddus, can we use apple cider vinegar because I use it daily diluted in water. Should I stop, or can I continue?

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