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Cedrus deodara
Ailment anti-inflammatory  + , analgesic activities  + , Rheumatoid Arthritis  + , Cancer  + , Urethritis  + , Diuretic  +
Ailment type Infectious diseases  + , Pains and Inflammation  + , Cancer  +
Biotic zone Northeastern Himalayas + , Northwestern Himalayas +
Bloom type Perennial +
Class Pinopsida +
Commercial application Medicinal use  + , Ornamental use  + , Wood  +
Commercial use description It is widely grown as an ornamental tree, It is widely grown as an ornamental tree, much planted in parks and large gardens for its drooping foliage. General cultivation is limited to areas with mild winters, with trees frequently killed by temperatures below about −25 °C. The most cold-tolerant trees originate in the northwest of the species' range in Kashmir and Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Named cultivars from this region include 'Eisregen', 'Eiswinter', 'Karl Fuchs', 'Kashmir', 'Polar Winter', and 'Shalimar'. Deodar is in great demand as building material because of its durability, rot-resistant character and fine, close grain, which is capable of taking a high polish. Its historical use to construct religious temples and as landscape around temples is well recorded. Its rot-resistant character also makes it an ideal wood for constructing the famous houseboats of Srinagar, Kashmir. In India, during the British colonial period, deodar wood was used extensively for construction of barracks, public buildings, bridges, canals and railway cars. The curative properties of Deodar are well recorded in Indian Ayurvedic medicines. The inner wood is aromatic and used to make incense. Inner wood is distilled into essential oil. As insects avoid this tree, the essential oil is used as insect repellent on the feet of horses, cattle and camels. It also has antifungal properties and has some potential for control of fungal deterioration of spices during storage. Cedar oil is often used for its aromatic properties, especially in aromatherapy. It has a characteristic woody odour which may change somewhat in the course of drying out. The crude oils are often yellowish or darker in colour. Its applications cover soap perfumes, household sprays, floor polishes and insecticides and is also used in microscope work as a clearing oil.used in microscope work as a clearing oil.  +
Common Indian names Dabdaru,Devadaru, Devadarus, Devdar(BengalDabdaru,Devadaru, Devadarus, Devdar(Bengali); Devdar, Vanseodeodar(Gujarati); Bhadradaru, Devadara, Devadari, Devadaru, Gunduguragi, Kelmang, Pitadaru(Kannada); Devataram(Malayalam); Devadaru, Dewadar(Marathi); Dada, Dewdar, diar, Geyar, Kairval, Kalain, Kalon(Punjabi); Devadaari, Tevadaram, Tevadari, Tevadaru, Tevataram, Tevataru, Vandugolli(Tamil); Devadari, Devadaru, Devadaruvu(Telugu)); Devadari, Devadaru, Devadaruvu(Telugu)  +
Common hindi name देओदार  +
Common name Deodar Cedar  +
Cultivation details Plants need to be grown in open site in fuPlants need to be grown in open site in full sunlight in a well drained soil. If double leaders are produced, the weaker shoot should be cut in in autumn. Seeds should be sown in spring after temperature goes above 0C. Graft selected cultivars in late summer or winter.lected cultivars in late summer or winter.  +
Division/Phylum Pinophyta +
Endemic Himalayan true  +
Family Pinaceae +
Genus Cedrus +
Habitat details The `cedar' is commonly gregarious at altitudes from 2000‑3000 m.  +
Header caption Mature seed cone of Cedrus deodara  +
Header image Himalaya-Zeder-Zapfen.jpg  +
Introdescription These are evergreen conifers known for their ornamental value and broadly used as timber. their wood has aromatic smell with red or red-tinged colour and is decay-resistant and insect-repellent.  +
Medicinal active compound Himalayan Cedarwood Oil contains two major sesquiterpenoids a - and ß- himachalenes1. Deodarone2 and deodardione3 are also isolated from the essential oil.  +
Medicinal active compound details Lignan extract of stem wood of Cedrus deodara consisted of (-)-wikstromal (75-79%), (-)-matairesinol (9-13%) and benzylbutyrolactol (7-11%) and was studied for its in vitro cytotoxcity against human cancer cell lines.  +
Medicinal significance Yes  +
Medicinal system Ayurveda +
Name meaning he specific epithet and English vernacular name derive from the Sanskrit term devadāru, which means "wood of the gods", a compound of deva (god) and dāru (wood).  +
Native species Yes  +
Order Pinales +
Page creation date 25 August 2010  +
Plant commercial Yes  +
Plant commercial part Stem  + , Bark  +
Plant height More than 10 feet  +
Plant medicinal part Bark  +
Plant pest and disease Pinewood nematode + , Root rot + , Needle blight + , Stem cankers + , Dieback + , Scale insects + , Pine sawfly + , Mealybugs + , Caterpillars + , Boron toxicity +
Plant toxic effect details avoid Cedarwood oil during pregnancy  +
Plant toxic effects Yes  +
Plant type Woody (Tree/Shrub)  +
Propagation method Seeds  + , Vegetative propagation  +
Regnum Plantae +
Religious significance Yes  +
Religious use description Among Hindus it is worshipped as a divine Among Hindus it is worshipped as a divine tree, particularly in Kashmir and Punjab villages, as the name deodar suggests. The first half of the word deva means the words divine, deity, deus, and Zeus and the second part connotes durum, druid, tree, and true. Several Hindu legends refer to this tree. In Valmiki Ramayan Forests full of Devadaru trees were the favorite abode or living place of ancient Indian sages and their families who were devoted to Hindu god Shiva for whom they performed very difficult tapasya (meditation) to please him.ficult tapasya (meditation) to please him.  +
Seed dispersal Zoophily (By vertebrates)  +
Species name w:Cedrus deodara +
State Haryana  + , Himachal Pradesh  + , Jammu and Kashmir  + , Meghalaya  + , Tamil Nadu  + , Uttarakhand  +
Time of harvesting All year round  +
Time of planting Summer  +
User ID User:Shwetankverma +
Water need Average  +
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Categories Stubs  + , Plants  + , Species page  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 September 2010 15:08:16  +
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