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Devdaru (Deodar)

Devdaru Scientific Name

Cedrus deodara

Devdaru Other Names

English: Himalayan Cedar, Deodar Trees
Tamil: Devedaram
Hindi: Devdara, Devdara, Devdaru
Sanskrit: Indradaru, Devakastha

What is Devdaru?

Literal translation of Devdaru or Deodar in English is “Wood of Gods”. This herb has amazing properties that are useful in treating neurological disorders. Deodar oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is used in curing arthritis and treating headaches. This herb is also useful in treating skin diseases, fever, asthma, pruritus (uncomfortable itching sensation). It promotes healthy balance in doshas by curing vata doshas like constipation, bloating, paralysis etc. Oral intake in combination with external application of Devdaru paste is found to treat syphilis.

Common forms of Devdaru

Powder, Capsule, Oil, Decoction

Devdaru is commonly used for:

  • Treating respiratory disorders like cough, cold and asthma
  • Managing osteoarthritis
  • Promoting weight-loss in obesity
  • Preventing wrinkles caused by aging
  • Promoting wound healing
  • Treating urticaria (red itchy skin welts)

Devdaru Dosage

Powder: ¼-½ tsp daily
Capsule:1-2 twice daily
Oil: 2-5 drops usually mixed with coconut oil for external application
Decoction: 50 to 100ml or as prescribed.

Devdaru Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid Devdaru unless prescribed by the doctor.
Children: Not known.
Always dilute with coconut oil before applying on the skin if you have hypersensitive skin.

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Dhataki (Dhawai)

Dhataki Scientific Name

Woodfordia fruticosa

Dhataki Other Names

English: Fire Flame Bush
Tamil: Dhatari Jargi
Hindi: Dhai, Dhati, Dhatri, Dhaura, Dhaaya
Sanskrit: Agni Jwala

What is Dhataki?

Dhataki or Dhawai has Astringent and Analgesic properties and is commonly used in Ayurveda to treat women’s menstrual problems like menorrhagia and leucorrhea. It is also known to boost fertility, treat diarrhea, and cure erysipelas (a bacterial infection that causes red rashes on the skin).

Common forms of Dhataki

Leave, Fruit, Flower, Gum

Dhataki is commonly used for:

  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Treating leucorrhea
  • Curing diarrhea
  • Treating Asthma
  • Promoting wound healing and sunburns
  • Treating skin problems like Acne and Pimples
  • Boosting Immunity
  • Curing Spleen enlargement
  • Curing dental disease

Dhataki Dosage

Dhataki Flower Powder: ¼ to 1 tsp or as prescribed

Sudarshan Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.

Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Avoid use unless prescribed by the doctor

Children: Not known.


Excessive intake may cause delirium. To be avoided if on anti-diabetic or anti-hypertensive drugs

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