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Sandal Wood

English Name :- Sandal Wood

Botanical Name :- Santalum album Linn

Family :- SANTALACEAE

Parts - Used:- Heart wood and oil

Habit :- Evergreen medium sized tree about 25-30 feet high which is semiparasite. Leaves opposite, ovate; Flowers small of purple color and in clusters. Fruits purple berries.

Taste :- Bitter

Chemical Constituents :- Heart wood Contains:- Resin, Tanic acid and Volatile oil which is thick, yellow and aromatic. It contains Alpha and Beta santalol also Contains Alde Hyde and Keton, Santenone, Santalone.

USAGES

Fever, Scorbutic, Thrist, Vomiting, Disuria, Leucorrhoea, Dysentery, Skin diseases; Erysipelas, Sudamina.

  • Fragrance is one of the most popular derivatives of sandal wood.
  • Its powder and oil are heavily used for their excellent skin care and glow enhancing.
  • It is used in making face packs.
  • It helps reduce ageing because it is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • It removes toxins and fight the formation of wrinkles causing radicals.
  • Its powder is used by teenagers for the cure of pimples.
  • A paste of sandal wood powder and rose water can cure acne and pimples breakout.
  • Many creams and lotions are made from sandal wood for reducing dryness of skin.
  • Sandal wood oil is used in removing anxiety.
  • Its fragrance is very soothing and promotes a sense of peace and meditation.
  • It promotes better sleep and tackle insomnia.
  • It is a calming herbal that can be used to relax inflamed skin and on insect bite.
  • Sun burnt skin are a patchy tan can be taken care of with sandal wood.
A word of caution
Disclaimer

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.