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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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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