Taking Charge of Your Health

Sanju is a local boy from Jibhi village He is excellent knowledge about local herbs and their traditional uses in healthcare As you were saying this is a fresh deodar tree This has been felled recently and it will take lot’s of time to develop oil/resin Sanju: Yes it will take lot of time before it dries and it brings forth oil/resin, almost 6-7 years So in living and young trees it takes lots of years to create resin? Sanju: Yes, oil formation happens with lot’s of ageing and is rare It will only happen in few trees and that too pretty old So when a old tree falls on it owner cut and it dries , than after a period the oil exudates on it’s own which is a time consuming process and the the oil is procured either naturally or through machines ? So this is the difference between “Kashta Deodar” and “Tail Devdar” Ayurveda informs about 2 varieties or stages of Deodar Kashta deodar is mostly living young tree without oil formation whose bark is used as medicine but it is not that useful in women disorders Tail deodar is prominently used in folk medicine We find less direct references to Tail deodar in Ayurveda books but in folk medicine its very popular So here we can see “kasha deodar” which hs been feb recently As I can observe there is absolutely no aroma of resin And this sample I just collected is full or aromatic resin This is what we use in women disorders Kashta Deodar is also medicinal but not for women disorders In women disorders Telya deodar is preferentially used and is highly effective After it dries and forms oil The bark is lit from one end which causes the oil to drip from other end , which is collected for use Oil is also procured Fromm machines on large scale but that’s ineffective as medicine I will now inform about my documented traditional uses of Teliya deodar inn women disorders Bark of deodar (with resin) must be procured from the stem or root and used in form of paste paste can be formed by rubbing the bark either in water or cow’s milk Paste must be thick the dose is 2-3gm with milk once or twice a day This formulation is effective inn women suffering from habitual abortions & miscarriages It is also useful for women having irregular / painful menses In my clinical practise I have found this bark very useful for hormonal imbalances in women For example, PCOS where due to abnormal ovulation or immature follicles women suffer from various symptoms like obesity etc this formulation with proper diet & lifestyle is highly beneficial Similarly this medicine also serves to help those women suffering from primary infertility due to hormonal factors The oil/resin procured from deodar is by burning one end as explained earlier by me is highly beneficial for external application Disorders like scabies skin rashes characterised by itching People suffering from external ulcers like varicose, bed sores cracked heals, wounds, cuts, boils are benefitted Oil is very useful in rheumatic pains & similar like gout, rheumatoid arthritis characterised by painful ,swollen joints People suffering from headaches due to sinusitis or migraine benefit from application Head Lices/ Ticks are also remedied by this oil application Generally oil is mixed with coconut / mustard oil & applied to get relief It is important to note that these benefits of Deodar oil are only relevant with oil procured from natural methods like burning Industrial oil known as serpentine does not show much of these properties Deodar oil / resin is used as fumigation due to its environment purifying properties hence it is a drug of choice in Psychiatry identified in Ayurveda as “Bhootvidya” loosely translated as possessions In ancient times when infants got sick or even elders with a pathology which could not be diagnosed or reasoned , it was termed as possession or “Bhootaghna” Hence many aromatic herbs which were associated as purifying were fumigated for relief Of all this Devdaru was considered one off the prime Hence it is believed in folk medicine that fumes of Telya deodar repel snakes & insects Let me throw some light on the medicinal uses of Kashta deodar Kashta deodar is referred to the bark of deodar which is new fresh and devoid of oil /resin Bark is used in form of concoction or if fresh bark is unavailable, its dried and powdered Concoction is very useful to treat fevers dysentry, loose motions The bark concoction is an effective diuretic It induces urination and hence helpful In urinary disorders characterised by anuria , generalised swelling etc Bark powder is excellent digestive It alleviates flatulence & promotes digestion So I have summarised here the uses & differences between Tail Deodar & Kashta deodar Deodar s found in North India amongst Himalayan ranges d Viewers please note that all remedies mentioned here require strict dietary & lifestyle modifications Hence if you do try them out and find benefit it is still advisable to not self-medicate and consult your physician for long term gains This video aims at creating awareness towards local health traditions, ethno-medicine preservation and tribal knowledge documentation & fortification Tail deodar numbers are dwindling in nature This wood isn optimums for construction as it is resistant to rot by water and temperature Hence it is difficult to procure the bark for medicine The market herb samples are hence often adulterated So this video may serve as a small guide towards identification Kashta and Tel deodar have different buses and properties Deodar is also an integral part of many Ayurveda formulations So I hope this video proves useful towards understanding Ayurveda & folk health traditions of India and increase your awareness towards conservation

3 thoughts on “# EP-00 Deodar , Ayurveda & Traditional uses Jibhi Himachal Pradesh India NLAM Herb Diaries

  1. Sir
    Thank you so much. My best wishes with you. Do enlighten us on such essential topics.

    Dr Hemang Shah shalakya MS

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