BOTANICAL NAME: Cedrus deodara
Charak– StanyaShodhana, Anuvasanopaga
ENGLISH NAME: Deodar, Himalayan Cedar
Hindi: Devdar, Devdaroo
Punjabi: Diyar, Dewdar
REFERENCE: BHAVAPRAKASH SAMHITA with link e Nighantu:
देवदारु स्मृतं दारुभद्रं दार्विन्द्रदारु च |
मस्तदारु द्रुकिलिमं किलिमं सुरभूरुहः ||२३||
देवदारु लघु स्निग्धं तिक्तोष्णं कटुपाकि च |
HABITAT: The native forests of the Deodar Cedar are located in the Himalayan mountain range and spread from Nepal through Pakistan, India and Afghanis.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: It is ever green tree growing upto 80 m with a brood trunk. Leaves are slender, dark green with wavy margins. Bark is thick and fissured at places. Wood is oily, aromatic; sapwood is white and heartwood is light yellowish-brown or brown. Flowering and Fruiting time It is in leaf all year, in flower from October to November, and the seeds ripen from October to December.
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MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Essential oil from wood: pmethylacetophenone, atlantone, sesquiterpenes; stem bark: deodarin, toxifolin.
- Headache- Cedar oil is used in headache and applied externally.
- Breast pain– paste is applied externally.
- Syphilis- oil is useful externally and orally.
Kushtahara Skin Disorder, Pramehara Diabetes, Asrajit Blood disorder, Shophara Relieves swelling.
USEFUL PART: Bark, heartwood, oil, leaves, resin.
DOSAGE: Bark powder 1-5g; decoction 50-100 ml; oil 20-40 drops
1. Devadarvyadhi kshaya
2. Devadarvyadhi taila
3. Devadarvyadhi churna