Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara is a large coniferous tree which grows upto 200 feet height. This tree has a huge trunk. Leaves look like needles (long and slender). It belongs to Pinaceae family and is found in western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and India.
Ayurveda acharyas have coined different ayurvedic names like bhadradaaru and surabhuruha for this tree.
Ayurvedic medicinal uses of Devadaru or Cedrus Deodara:
Texts of Ayurveda explain the medicinal properties of this tree as follows
This herb is light to digest and improves moistness of tissues. It tastes bitter and has hot potency.
Effect on Tridoshas: Devadaru normalises kapha and vata.
Anti-inflammatory effect: Devadaru reduces pain and inflammation of joints and muscles. Its oil can be applied locally to reduce inflammation of affected parts. Due to this property it quickly heals painful wounds and also clears them.
Effect on digestive system: This herb is very useful in indigestion, loss of appetite and constipation. It improves digestion, normalises appetite and eases the bowel movement. Consumption of devadaru digests the sticky toxin ama and expels intestinal parasites.
Effect on female reproductive system: Deodar or devadaru is very effective in controlling diabetes. It increases the sensitivity of cells to insulin. This herb regularises menstrual cycle and strengthens the uterine muscles. Hence devadaru is used as an ingredient in MOOLIKA UTONORM CAPSULES WHICH ARE BEST SUPPLEMENT IN FEMALE INFERTILITY.
Effect on blood sugar level: Bhadradaru effectively controls blood sugar level. Ayurveda acharyas recommend use of this herb in diabetes. (Know more about diabetes vajikarana Therapy)
Effect on body fat: Since this herb normalises Kapha and Vata, it effectively controls obesity. Its use helps in weight loss. (Know more about Ayurvedic Weight Loss Remedy). It controls weight gain during menopause.
Effect on Respiratory System: Devadaru helps in resolving the issues of chronic cough and rhinitis (cold). It reduces expectoration of sputum and helps to heal the infected lungs.
Usually stem and oil of this tree are used for medicinal purpose.
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