Cedrela odorata (L.)

Nota de alcance (en)

Parte empleada: corteza.
Usos: quitar hernias y quistes.
Preparación: frotar una tirita roja en la hernia.

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: malaria, intestinal infection, intoxication, poor digestion, kidneys.                                                 

Origin: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Costta Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Madagascar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, United States, Venezuela.    


Stem: Cold water infusion of bark to treat fevers; astringent and aromatic bark used as a tonic. In Surinam, cedar shavings used in sweat baths to treat skin eruptions.

Stem and Leaf: Bark and leaf decoction for a wash to treat headache. Bark used to treat sores in NW Guyana.

Leaf: Decoction as a wash to treat fevers.

Leaf and Flower: Infusion is an antispasmodic used for earache. Fruit: Anthelmintic.

Seed: Oil used for cicatrization of wounds.




Folk medicinal uses

The leaves and twigs of this well-known timber tree are sometimes used in baths for fever and pains. Macfadyen states that a gum resembling gum arabic in its properties may be obtained from incisions in the bark. Cedar wood yields about 0.3 percent aromatic oil. In India C. toona bark has been used in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea, dysentery and ulcers.


Used for moth-proof chests. Bitter root bark is a febrifuge. The seeds are vermifuge. Bark structure has been studied by ROTH 1981, fruit structure and dispersal 1987.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

2) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

3) Plantas medicinales de La Matamba y El Piñonal, municipio de Jamapa, Veracruz/ Escamilla Pérez, Blanca Edith; Moreno Casaola, Patricia. INECOL: Mexico, 2015, 99p.

4) Asprey, G.F; Phylis Thornton/ Medicinal plants of Jamaica. Parts III & IV. – p. 61.

5) South American medicinal plants : botany, remedial properties, and general use / I. Roth, H. Lindorf. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2002. -- p. 492.

Cedrela odorata (L.)
Término aceptado: 21-Jun-2017