Summary

Characteristics: Sandalwood is the name of a class of fragrant woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods it retains its fragrance for decades. The sandalwood has been widely used in worldwide for its medicinal usages.

Medicines:

Historically sandalwood has been used as a reproductive tonic and Nervous System tonic to treat chronic genitourinary tract infections.

Sandalwood can be used to overcome depression and negativity and promote spiritual consciousness.

The sandalwood pasties are used to decrease dehydration effects, and attain a clear, smooth and unblemished face.

An infusion of sandalwood powder made with water or rose water is used to treat headaches, scorpion stings, dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, prickly heat and other skin conditions.

Sandalwood paste has also been used to treat warts and forms of skin cancer.

The infusion has also been used as a deodorant and as a mouthwash to treat bad breath.

Sandalwood is mixed with honey, sugar and rice-water to treat digestive disorders.

The oil extracted from sandalwood is used in perfumery both in India and Europe. It has a characteristic sweet and woody odor and excellent blending properties. Oil from the heartwood is used as a skin lotion to treat itching and inflammatory conditions.

Cosmetics

Sandalwood oil is used in skin products. It has moisturizing, astringent, antiseptic, balancing and stimulating properties, and recommended for dry and aging skin.

The sandalwood paste is used for its cooling properties in case of skin burns.

The oil has calming effect and burnt as incense in rooms to ease with patients with mental health problems.

Sandalwood oil is used to relieve tension and stress and so is used in aromatherapy.

Sandalwood oil is used to relieve tension and stress and so is used in aromatherapy.

Crafts

Sandalwood is used for making carved figurines of Gods, Goddesses, Buddha, mythological figures. Sandalwood is used for a variety of small carved articles such as boxes, cabinet panels, jewel cases, combs, picture frames, fan handles, pen holders and card cases etc.