Deodar Cedar



Deodar cedar (Cedrus Deodara) is a tree from the Pinaceae family that is found in the North of the Himalaya's. In many cultures has the tree always been particularly valued because of its qualities and scent. Deodar cedar gives life and purifies on different levels.


Deodar cedar knows in different languages the following names:


Deodar cedar grows in an area where since ages ayurveda, the Hinduistic medicine, is being practised. It is no wonder then that field mint is in use in ayurveda. Below you can find a general overview of the qualities of field mint from ayurvedic perspective.


Deodar cedar grows in the wild exclusively in the Himalaya's and has therefore no traditional place in Western herbology. However due to the increased general availability of deodar cedar has this plant also become increasingly part of herbology. Below follows an overview of the qualities as found in Western herbology.

Agni Yoga

Deodar cedar usage is adviced in the Agni Yoga teaching of Helena Roerich.


Field mint essential oil can be used aromatically, in bath, for massage and as a perfume. Consult before use the paragraph 'Side Effects' and when hesitant a doctor or therapist.

Side Effects

Usage of deodar ceder essential oil on the manners as described under the paragraph 'Usage' is deemed safe. For completeness however can the following points of attention be mentioned. Consult when hesitant a doctor or therapist.


Deodar cedar essential oil has in general constituents as follows:

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  • Helena Roerich, Fiery World, Book II, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1978.
  • Helena Roerich, Heart, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1982.
  • Helena Roerich, Leaves from Morya's Garden, Book Two, Illumination, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1952.
  • Helena Roerich, Letters of Helena Roerich, Volume I, 1929-1938, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1979.
  • Helena Roerich, New Era Community, Agni Yoga Society, New York, 1951.
  • Swami Sadashiva Tirtha, The Āyurveda Encyclopedia, Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention and Longevity, Ayurveda Holistic Center Press, Bayville, 2005.
  • Robert Tisserand, Rodney Young, Essential Oils Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Edinburgh / et alibi, 2014.