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Sandalwood  Santalum album

Family: Santalaceae

---Synonyms---Sandalwood, Chandana, White sandalwood, white saunders, yellow sandalwood

--Parts Used---wood and volatile oil

Active Compounds:

The essential oil contains high amounts of alpha- and beta-santalol. These small molecules possess antibacterial and sedative properties. Synthetic sandalwood does not contain the active ingredients.

---Medicinal Actions and Uses---

Action 

alterative, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, hemostatic, refrigerant, sedative, stimulant.

Uses

Sandalwood is used for:

acute dermatitis

bronchitis

cystitis

eye diseases

gonorrhea

herpes zoster

infection

palpitations

sunstroke

urethritis

vaginitis

The medicinal properties of sandalwood reside in the oil, which can be pressed from the wood or extracted with alcohol or water. The antiseptic and disinfectant properties of this oil are similar to those of cubeb oil. The oil can also be used for bronchitis and for inflammation in mucous tissue. A decoction of the wood may be helpful for indigestion and fever and externally for skin problems, especially those of bacterial origin.

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