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Cedrus / Devdaru

English Name :  Cedrus
Hindi NameDevdaru


This Himalayan wonder has been curing people for ages. Colloquially known as ‘Devadaru’, the elegant and ornamental Cedrus tree has great use in Ayurveda. Practitioners have propagated devdaru uses for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and astringent qualities.

What is Cedrus (Devdaru)?

The ever-green coniferous tree can grow up to 40 to 50 meters tall and is commonly found on the slopes of the Western Himalayas. Hence, it is also known as the Himalayan Cedar tree. You can quickly notice it due to its conical crown with horizontal drooping branches.

Let’s get to the devdaru uses that have helped millions of people across the globe.

More than Medicine

Other than the medicinal qualities it makes for a great timber tree. Its strong and durable wood is used for building beams, floorboards, doors, and window frames in houses. Furniture makers use it for building home furniture, railway carriages and railway wagons. Its aromatic oil is extracted by steam distillation and adds to the list of many devdaru uses. When it comes to medicinal treatment the versatile wood is used for inflammations and rheumatoid arthritis. Even its oil is used as a disinfectant and anti-fungal remedy.

Health Benefits of Cedrus (Devdaru)

It is high in antioxidants, which is great for strengthening your body’s immune system and helps you fight against most diseases. Research shows that the powder made from its heartwood has a higher antioxidant value, which is great in protecting against damage to the nervous systems and brain. As an essential oil derived from the plant it counters the ill effects of free radicals on your body and is primarily used in many skincare products. Devdaru uses are optimal to:

* Enhance your skin

* Tighten skin tissue

* Lighten skin

Natural Sedative
For ages, Ayurveda practitioners have been using the essential oil extracted from the bark of the deodar plant for its sedative effects. It is supposed to calm the brain and nervous system when massaged externally. Recommended by experts for anxiety and insomnia via aromatherapy by converting the serotonin chemical into melatonin chemical

Great for Skin
It is known to be a rich anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory remedy. Experts advise using the oil on affected areas to treat wounds. As it contains Benzyl Benzoate and OCD, devdaru effectively kills parasites and germs. This extends to cure skin infections, psoriasis, scabies, and eczema. It can be orally consumed as it acts as a natural blood purifier. One of the best devdaru uses you could find.

Relieves Gastro-Intestinal Issues
The organic compounds in Devdaru plant is great to end constipation. This is done by enhancing the peristaltic movements of the intestine. Ayurvedic experts use it to cure abdominal pain, muscle cramps, intestinal contractions, etc

The list of devdaru uses does not end here. The Himalayan wonder tree is also known to treat intolerant swellings, fungal skin infections, and syphilis in some cases. The astringent property helps cure pain and tightens loose muscles. The other property of antispasmodic relieves spasms in muscles and nerves. The antiseptic property allows for relieving stress and the anti-inflammatory property decreases the pain and discomfort in joints and tissues.

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