AN UPDATED REVIEW ON USTUKHUDOOS PLANT

  • Aisha Siddiqui Assistant Professor, Department of Ilmul Advia, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Zeba Afrin Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine Headquarters, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India
  • MA Jafri Professor, Department of Ilmul Advia, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Abstract

Lavandula stoechas Mill. commonly known as Ustukhudoos, is perhaps the most important medicinal plant in the unani system of medicine. Whole part, flowers and essential oil of the plant is used to treat a variety of diseases. A number of ailments are treated by the plant which is used either alone or in combination with other plants. It is used for the treatment of various neurological disorders like hemiplegia, facial paralysis, tremors, epilepsy, melancholia, neurasthenia. Moreover, it is used in sinusitis, liver disorders and urinary disorders etc. L. stoechas possesses antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, sedative, hepatoprotective activities. This article discusses and summarizes the important medicinal values of Ustukhudoos in the perspective of Unani literature as well as modern scientific research.


Keywords: Ustukhudoos, Lavandula stoechas, neurological, epilepsy

Keywords: Ustukhudoos, Lavandula stoechas, epilepsy

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Author Biographies

Aisha Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, Department of Ilmul Advia, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Assistant Professor, Department of Ilmul Advia, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Zeba Afrin, Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine Headquarters, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India

Research Associate, Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine Headquarters, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India

MA Jafri, Professor, Department of Ilmul Advia, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Professor, Department of Ilmul Advia, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

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Siddiqui, A., Afrin, Z., & Jafri, M. (2018). AN UPDATED REVIEW ON USTUKHUDOOS PLANT. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(5), 88-91. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v8i5.1855