The Scientific name of Deodar: Cedrus deodara

Name of Deodar in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Devadaru, Paribhadra, Amarakashta, Suradaru, Bhadradaru, Snehavriksha

Hindi: Devedar

English: Himalayan cedar

Malayalam: Devadaram-ദേവതാരം, Devadaru-ദേവതാരു

Tamil: Devadaram

Plant description:

It is mostly found throughout the Western Himalayan area at an altitude of 1,500 to 3000 meters. It is an evergreen large tree reaching up to 50 m tall, with a coniferous shape, and a trunk up to 3 m (10 ft) meters in diameter. The leaves are needle-shaped, up to 5 cm long, occasionally up to 7 cm long, slender, borne singly on long shoots in dense clusters, bright green to bluish-green color. The fruits are cones up to 13 cm long and 9 cm broad with barrel-shaped, when mature it releases a winged seed.

Useful plant parts:

Leaves, Heartwood, and Oil

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatment of headaches, Wounds, Earache, diabetes, chronic cough, skin problems, epilepsy, and the common cold.

Ayurveda uses of Deodar

  1. Respiratory Health: Deodar is used to support respiratory health, particularly in cases of cough, cold, and congestion.
  2. Anti-inflammatory Properties: It may be employed for its anti-inflammatory effects, making it useful in conditions involving inflammation.
  3. Muscle and Joint Pain Relief: Deodar is believed to have analgesic properties and is used for alleviating muscular and joint pain.
  4. Anti-rheumatic Benefits: It is used traditionally for its potential to alleviate symptoms associated with rheumatic conditions.
  5. Wound Healing: The resin and oil derived from Deodar may be used topically to aid in wound healing.
  6. Skin Disorders: Deodar is believed to have properties beneficial for certain skin conditions.
  7. Digestive Health: In some cases, Deodar is utilized to support digestive function, particularly in cases of indigestion.
  8. Mental Clarity: It is believed to have a calming effect on the mind, promoting mental clarity and focus.
  9. Stress Reduction: Deodar is sometimes used in Ayurveda for its potential to reduce stress and anxiety.
  10. Antimicrobial Properties: It may have antimicrobial effects, which can be useful in combatting infections.
  11. Astringent Properties: Some preparations of Deodar may have astringent properties, which can help tone and tighten tissues.
  12. Urinary Disorders: It is believed to be beneficial for certain urinary disorders.
  13. Fever Management: Deodar may be used traditionally to manage fever.
  14. Anti-parasitic Properties: It is believed to have properties that may help combat certain parasites.
  15. Detoxification: Deodar is thought to assist in the removal of toxins from the body.

Please note that while Deodar has a long history of traditional use in Ayurveda, individual responses to herbal remedies can vary. Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using Deodar or any other herbal remedy, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions or are taking other medications. Additionally, ensure that the product is sourced from reputable and trusted sources for quality and effectiveness.

Chemical contents:

Taxifolin, cedeodarin, dihydromyricetin , cedrin, cedrinoside, deodarin, α-terpineol, linalool, limonene and eugenol.

Medicinal Properties:

anti-diarrheal, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, insecticide, laxative, anti-inflammatory, and sedative

Deodar is used as an ingredient to prepare Ayurveda medicines like:-

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Anu thailam Dhanwanthararishtam Parpatakarishtam
Arkadi Kashayam Eladi choornam Pathyadi Kashayam
Ashtapathradi Keram Himasagara Tailam Pippalyadi Tailam
Ashtavargam Kashyam Indukantha grutham Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam
Badratharvadi Kashayam Indukantham Kashayam Prameha Mihira Taila
Bala Thailam Jirakadi Modak Prasarani Kuzhambu
Baladhatryadi Thailam Khadirarishtam Prasarini yadi Thailam
Balaguloochuadi Keram Kottamchukkadi choornam Rajanyadi Choornam
Balaguluchyadi Kashayam Kubja Prasarini Tailam Rasnadi Choornam
Balaguluchyadi Thailam Kumaryasavam Rasnairandadi Kashayam
Balajeerakadhi Kashyam Madana Kameswari Lehyam Sahachakradi Kashayam
Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam Maha Laxadi Tailm Sahacharadi Kuzhambu
Brihat Marichadi Taila Maha Vishagarbha Tailam Sudarsana Choornam
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Mahadhanwantharam Gulik Vasachandanadi Taila
Chavikasavam Mahanarayan Thaialam Vidariyadi Grutham
Dasamoolarishtam Maharajaprasarini Thailam Vidaryadi Kashayam
Dayal Tailam Mandoora Vatakam Vidaryadyasavam
Devadarvyarishtam Marma Thailam Vilwadi Gulik
Devdarvadi Kashaya Mushikadi Taila Vyaghri Taila
Dhanadanayanadi kashayam Nagaradi Thailam Yavanyadi Choornam
Dhanwantharam kashayam Nimbaharidradi choornam Yogarajagulgulu Gulika
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Nisosiradi Thailam  

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