Devadaru, Deodar; Túna, Hima- layan Cedar,Cedrus deodara

 

Sanskrit: Devadaru

devadü

Hindi: Deodar; Túna

English: Hima- layan Cedar

Latin:    Cedrus deodara

Part Used:

Leaves,   wood, bark, turpentine Habitat: Northern Himalayas

Energetics: PK- V+

Tissues: Plasma, blood, muscle, fat Systems: Circula- tory, respiratory

Action: Wood—carminative; bark—astringent, febrifuge; Leaves—mild turpentine properties Uses: Inflammation, antispasmodic, anti-poison, paralysis, kidney stones, fevers, external injuries. Bark—bilious, remittent and intermittent fevers, diarrhea, dysentery. In powder form it is applied to ulcers. The dark oil, or tar from the leaves (tur– pentine), is applied to skin ulcers and other skin diseases. (It is also used for mange on horses and on cattle with sore feet).

Preparation: Oleoresin (oil or tar), powder

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