Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Devadaru - Cedrus deodara

Devadaru - Cedrus deodara

Properties of Devadaru

Botanical name Cedrus deodara (Roxb.ex.D.Don) G.Don
Family Pinaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Devadaru, Suradaru, Bhadradaru, Paribhadra, Amarakashta, Snehavriksha
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Tikta, Katu
Guna Lakhu, Snigdha
Virya Ushna
Name of the herb in other languages
English Deodar, Himalayan cedar
Hindi Dvedar, Deodar
Malayalam Devadaru, Devadaram

Description of the Plant

A moderate to large sized evergreen coniferous tree grows up to 80 meters in height. Leaves needle like, sharp, pointed, triquetrous, male cones solitary, cylindrical, found at the tip of barnchlets, females globose, formed of woody placenta scales. Seeds pale brown, with longer wings aid in dispersion. Heartwood is yellowish brown, fragrant and yield oil on heating

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, pain, arthritis, ear ache, inflammation, headache, epilepsy, insomnia, cough, bronchitis, hiccough, diabetes, urinary tract infections, calculi, skin diseases and cardiac disorders.

Useful parts of the herb

Leaves, Heartwood, Oil.

Devadaru - Cedrus deodara

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