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Cedrus

(Common name:- Cedar)

Classification

Cedrus

History

Cedar is a coniferous plant in the genus Cedrus and native to western Himalayas growing at the altitude of 1600-3000 m and Mediterranean region found mostly at altitudes of 1500-2400 m.

Cedar has several species growing in different parts of the world and used for various purposes.

Plant Description

Cedrus species belong to pine family and are conical shape growing to the height of 30-40 feet having scented wood, thick ridged bark and broad branches.

The leaves of cedar are evergreen appearing needle like, 8-50 mm long, arranged on shoots in bright green to dark green colour.

The seeds cones are barrel shaped in green-grayish colour, 6-12 cm long and 3-9 cm broad.

The seeds of cedar are 10-14 mm long having numerous resin blisters and contain resin like substance.

Cultivation

Cedar is usually cultivated in mountainous regions like Himalayas at high altitudes in colder climate.

Cedar is full shade growing tree and are usually drought resistant thriving in hardy zone of 6.

Parts Used

Wood and leaves.

Constituents

Alkaloids, oil, resins, tannin, phosphorus, calcium.

Uses

The extracted oil of cedrus is used to relieve joint pains, inflammation, skin ailments, arthritis and osteoarthritis.

It is also effective in skin inflammation, headache, syphilis, gonorrhea, cough & cold and fever.

Resin acts as anti-obesity agent and has various other traditional and commercial uses.

Wood of cedrus is well known used in making furniture and other wooden things.

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