Latin Name

Cedrus deodara

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Heartwood, Oil
(काण्डसार, तैल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

Due to pacifying action on vata, it has mainly analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties hence used in chronic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica etc. Its oil has cleansing and healing properties hence used for external application in wounds and ulcers. It has cough expectorant action therefore used in chronic cough and sinusitis; it helps relieving foul smell as well due to aromatic content. It has diuretic properties, used in disorders with painful, foul smelling micturition. It is used in post-partum phase due to cleansing action on uterus. Used in treatment of obesity due to curetting effect.

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