Ustukhuddus, also called Lavandula Stoechas, is an herbal medicine used in the treatment of neurological and gastrointestinal diseases. It acts as a brain tonic and supports the functions of the nervous system. It also helps to treat constipation and indigestion.
Indication, Uses, and Benefits
The health benefits of this herb are as follows:
Ustukhuddus is a potent brain tonic. It provides strength to the brain and prevents the disorders caused due to the degeneration of the brain cells such as Alzheimer’s disease. It also boosts the functions of the brain and nerves.
It improves memory and cognitive functions. Hence, it is commonly used to treat dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease, which causes a gradual loss of memory and a decline in the cognitive abilities.
It can also be used by the students and working professionals to improve their academic performance and productivity.
Ustukhuddus can be used to treat digestive troubles like constipation, hyperacidity, and indigestion. It produces a mild laxative action, which helps to ease constipation.
It enhances the functions of the digestive tract and improves the breakdown, assimilation, and absorption of food. It reduces the secretion of acid in the stomach. This helps to relieve the symptoms of hyperacidity and gastritis such as pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, sour eructations, and heartburn. It also reduces the risk of peptic ulcers.
A headache and Migraine
A headache usually occurs due to the over-activity or exertion of the brain. Ustukhuddus helps in soothing the pain-sensitive parts of the brain and thus, provides relief from a headache and migraine.
It also reduces the irritation of the trigeminal nerve, which is known to trigger an attack of a migraine. This action also helps to prevent trigeminal neuralgia.
The ill-health of the digestive tract can also be a cause of a headache. Indigestion, hyperacidity, and constipation are the common digestion-related causes of a headache. Ustukhuddus helps to treat a headache by boosting the functions of the digestive tract and preventing hyperactivity and constipation.
It also reduces the symptoms associated with a headache such as the feeling of heaviness in the head, vertigo, dizziness, pain in the eyes, and throbbing sensation.
Ustukhuddus produces an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiviral action. This helps to reduce the symptoms of common cold. The antiviral action of this herb helps to destroy the viruses causing the infection.
The anti-inflammatory action reduces congestion in the nose and prevents nose block. Ustukhuddus also reduces the other symptoms of a common cold such as excessive mucus secretion, headache, excessive sneezing, and running nose.
Ustukhuddus can be used to treat hair fall and premature graying of the hair. The common causes of hair problems such as chronic stress, chronic constipation, vitamin deficiency, and anemia can be managed well by using this herb.
It provides the nutrients required for the health of the skin of the scalp and the hair thus stimulating the hair growth and preventing hair fall. Regular use of this medication can make the hair healthier, voluminous, and shiny.