Scientific Name: Cedrus deodara

Family: Pinaceae


Devdaru is a large evergreen coniferous tree with needle-like leaves.
The tree has a pyramidal shape and can reach heights of up to 50-60 meters.
Chemical Constituents:

The wood of Devdaru contains essential oils, mainly consisting of compounds like cedrol and alpha- and beta-himachalenes.
Other chemical constituents include sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, and lignans.
Ayurvedic Properties:

In Ayurveda, Devdaru is classified as having cooling (sheetala) and dry (ruksha) properties.
It is primarily associated with the Kapha dosha and is used to balance excess Kapha.
Ras (Taste): The taste of Devdaru (Cedarwood) is often described as Katu (pungent) and Tikta (bitter).

Gun (Quality): It is associated with qualities such as Laghu (light) and Ruksha (dry).

Virya (Potency): Devdaru is considered Ushna Virya, meaning it has a heating or warming potency.

Vipak (Post-digestive Effect): The post-digestive effect of Devdaru is Katu, which means it has a pungent taste after digestion.
Benefits :

1. Respiratory Health: Devdaru is used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate respiratory issues such as coughs, colds, and bronchitis. Its soothing properties help relieve congestion.

2. Joint Health: It is also used to treat joint disorders and inflammation. Devdaru oil is applied topically to soothe joint pain and arthritis.

3. Skin Care: Devdaru extracts are used in skincare products due to their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. They can help manage skin conditions like acne and eczema.

4. Stress Relief: Devdaru’s aromatic properties make it a component of Ayurvedic oils and incense used for relaxation and stress relief.
Meditation: the fragrance of DEVDARU has to be believed to have calming effect.