- Botanical: Santalum album
- Family: Santalaceae
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Known asSantalum album, Indian sandalwood
Old Usemedicinal anc culinary use
Aromaexotic, floral, spicy, sweet
Medicinalbladder disease, colds, coughs, cramps, cystitis, dermatitis, digestion, fever, flu, headache, skin rashes
Infection & Inflammationflu, infections, infections intestinal, skin inflammation, throat inflammation
Muscle & Jointssprains
Mind & Nervesanxiety, insomnia, nervousness, sleep
Respiratory Systemcatarrh, colds, cough, sore throat
Stomach & Intestinalabdominal pain, bladder disease, bladder weakness, cystitis, diarrhea, digestion, gastritis, urinary infections
Skin & Hairabscess, allergies, eczema, itching, skin rashes, oily skin
Propertiesantiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, tonic, warming
Sandalwood is derived from an Indian tree. Its fragrance is both heavy and earthy, but also the other lovely and sweet, a total of very exotic. In the sandalwood fragrance lamp spreads a warm, friendly indoor environment, releases the tension and makes the senses. Applied externally as a component of sandalwood creams for dry skin and helps relieve eczema.
Sandalwood is very beneficial for treating gastric irritability and any other kind of gastric ailments. The wood is also used in the treatment of dysentery.
Since ancient times, sandalwood paste has been used to relieve headache and control the body temperature during fever.
The paste is also as a remedy for prickly heat and prevents excessive sweating during adverse environmental conditions. To control profuse sweating, a mixture of dry sandalwood powder and rose water can be applied over the area.
Sandalwood paste is also used for healing inflamed skin.
Certain eruptive and inflammatory skin conditions like erysipelas, itchy eruptions like prurigo and certain other inflammatory diseases of the face can be healed by using an emulsion or a paste of the wood.
Sandalwood oil is very helpful in curing scabies and even for the removal of pimples.
The oil of sandalwood is useful in the treatment of gonorrhea and is also used for treating dysuria and cystitis.
The wood as well as the oil of the plant has been employed since ages as an expectorant, diuretic and a diaphoretic. The oil of the plant is particularly beneficial against infections by Eberthella typhosa and Escherichia coli.
Sandalwood essential oil helps to moisturize and hydrate ageing, dry or flaky skin as well as to relieve itching and inflammation. Its astringent action balances oily skin conditions.
The oil also helps to clear up a dry cough and boosts the digestive system, especially helpful in diarrhea. It is used to treat general chest complaints as well.
Excessive use of sandalwood can result in allergic reactions, photoallergy, dermatitis, itchy skin, and depigmented macules, in some individuals.
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