Itrifal is a form of Unani medication. It is also called TRIFALOON. The word, Itrifal, is derived from the word Tri, which means three. The word Trifoliate also means three in the Greek language. It is also believed that the term is derived from the Ayurvedic texts, which mentions Triphala (three fruits). The term Triphala was changed to Itrifal in Arabic. Hence, it is believed to be of Indian origin. However, according to the Greek beliefs, Itrifal is said to be invented by INDROOMAKHAS.
Itrifal Preparation Method
As the name suggests, Itrifal contains 3 fruits:
- Haleela (Haritaki) – Terminalia Chebula
- Balela (Bibhitaki) – Terminalia Bellirica
- Amla (Amalaki) – Indian Gooseberry – Emblica Officinalis
Some forms of Itrifal medications contain herbs like Biskhapra (Trianthema Portulacastrum) and Salab (Orchis Latifolia). The final product is called TRIFALOON.
Besides these, the medication may also contain a few other herbal ingredients. Some of the most popular medications in this category are Itrifal Zamani, Itrifal Muqil, Itrifal Ustukhuddus and Itrifal Kashneezi.
To prepare the medication, some of the herbs are dried and grounded to make a fine powder. All the powders are mixed together. In some medications, a liquid extract of some herbs may be added to this mixture. Later, the remaining herbs are added to this mixture depending on the formula.
In the end, honey may be added to get the desired consistency. The final product, thus obtained, should be stored in an air-tight container to prevent spoilage. All types of Itrifal preparations should not be used for more than two months continuously as it may weaken the stomach.