ISSN 2321–3647
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Ustukhuddus A Traditional Herb with Versatile Pharmacological Activity: An Overview

Danish Mand1*,Humaira Bano2, Anzar Alam1, Shamim Ahmed2

1.Dept. of Moalajat, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Maghdi Main Road, Bangalore (Karnataka)-560091

2.Dept. of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Meddicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya


Plants are of the main sources of medicine and a large numbers of drugs in use are derived from plants. The therapeutic uses of plant are secure, inexpensive & effectual as their ease of accessibility. Among the plants known for medicinal value, the plants of genus Lavendula belonging to family Lamiaceae are very imperative for their therapeutic potentials. Lavendula stoechus Linn, known as Ustukhuddus is such plant origin drug familiar in Unani literature which possesses a lot of pharmacological actions viz; Dafe Tashannuj, Dafe Suda, Mufarreh Qalb Wa Dimagh, Muqawwi Aasab, Jaroobe Dimagh etc. and few are scientifically evaluated and many are yet to be evaluated.  The present review attempts to cover the up to date complete literature analysis on Ustukhuddus with esteem to its phytochemistry, pharmacognostic characters and it’s a variety of pharmacological activities.

Keywords: Traditional Medicine, Ustukhuddus, Lavendula stoechus Linn, Antioxidant

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