International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Pharmacy | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023


Devadaru (Cedrus deodara Sarg.): Ancient Tree with Significant Medicinal Benefits

Priya Darshani


Abstract: Background: Many plants are essential in human health care, both in self - medication and in national services. India has a great wealth of various naturally occurring plant drugs which have great potential pharmacological activities. A number of medicinal plants are used as rejuvenators as well as for treating various disease conditions. Cedrus deodara, the common cedar is an important plant belonging to the family Pinaceae. C. deodara has been proven to have great pharmacological potential with a great utility and usage as folklore medicine. This review summarized the plant characteristics with chemical composition and their pharmacological activities. Methods: Regarding the Plant reviewed from scientific journals, books, and reports via electronic search tools (Medline, PubMed etc.) Results: This review summarizes the existing information of Cedrus in relation to their pharmacognostic properties, phytochemistry, ethnobotany and pharmacological activities, apart from heartwoods and other part. Conclusion: The current review focused on new finding on Cedrus deodara heartwood like oil extraction, micrometry, microscopical, macroscopical character. The detailed review of Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) was compiled from ancient as well as recent texts and various researches on pharmacological, phytochemical & pharmacological actions of Devadaru so it was concluded that the Devadaru (Cedrus deodara) had many properties and it is very useful in many diseases as it reviewed in detailed in many researches. The wood Devadaru used as diuretic, carminative, expectorant, useful in alleviating piles, rheumatism, palsy, epilepsy, stones in the kidney and bladder and prolapsus recti. The bark is astringent and useful for fevers, diarrhoea and dysentery.


Keywords: Pharmacognosy, Cedrus deodara, Phyto - chemistry, ethnopharmacology, Ethnobotany


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 582 - 586


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