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Cedarwood Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Cedrus Deodara Pine
Hindi Name
Devdar, Deodar,
Chinese Name
Xue Song

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Cedarwood Cures


Action of Cedarwood

Most Effective

Nutrients in Cedarwood

Nature of


Parts Used

Wood, Leaves, Bark, Twigs, Oil, Seed, Resin, Pollen

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Cedarwood

Avoid use during pregnancy, it may cause Abortion.
It may cause Allergy or Skin Irritation to some people.
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Cedarwood is a tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in moist climate.
It grows up to 50 M.
Best used for Anxiety.
Bark Decoction : Antidote to Snakebite


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Materia Medica for Cedarwood

Cedarwood General

Pinus Deodara is also known as Cedrus Deodara. It is a pyramid shaped evergreen tree. It flowers in September and October. The seeds shed from September to December. It balances Kapha and Vata Dosha. Deodar Pine Tree possesses Antifungal properties. People suffering from Asthma are advised to sit under Deodar Pine Tree early in the morning. Different parts of the tree are used for different purposes.
A decoction made from the wood of Deodar Pine tree is used medicinally. The oil made from the distillation of wood is used to cure Bronchitis, Skin eruptions, Tuberculosis and Gonorrhea.
The inner part of the wood is used for making Essential oils used in Aromatherapy.
Resin is obtained from the wood of Deodar Pine Tree. Topically it is used to treat Bruises, Skin Diseases and Joint injuries.
The Bark possesses Astringent in nature. It is useful in the treatment of Fevers, Diarrhea and Dysentery.
In Ayurveda, the leaves are used in the treatment of Tuberculosis.
Oil obtained from the seed of Deodar Pine Tree is Diaphoretic in nature. It is used externally and orally for the treatment of Syphilis.
In Traditional Ayurvedic medicine, the Pine needles and Bark are used to cure Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cold, Cough and Hiccups.
Pine tree is monoecious. It has both male and female reproductive organs in the same plant. The male flower of the tree called male catkins holds grain like particles called pollen. The female flower produces egg shaped cones. The pollen from male flowers fertilize the female flower through air and insects. The Pine Pollen of Cedarwood is used for medicinal benefits. The pollen is a natural Testosterone booster. It also treats sexual problems in both male and female. It keeps the Immune System healthy.
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Cedarwood for Diarrhea

Make a decoction of Cedarwood bark. Take it, twice a day.

Cedarwood for Skin Diseases

Apply Cedarwood seed oil to the infected skin, locally.

Cedarwood for Kidney Stones

Prepare a decoction of Cedarwood bark. Take it, twice a day for one week.

Cedarwood for Tuberculosis

Prepare a decoction of Cedarwood leaves. Take it, twice a day for 15 days.
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MOHAMMED ALI ( Country_Bahrain_17 )
15 Jan 2020
I am from Bahrain. I am searching for ( cedrus deodara gum ) or resin
where I can get it and which company sell. thanks
15 Jan 2020
Dear Mohammed Ali Sorry, Herbpathy is not into buying/selling of herbs. You have to search for it on your own. Try at Ayurvedic stores near you or online.
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