Information on Sandalwood

Latin NameSantalam album
Other NamesSantalwood
Part UsedHeartwood
Herb FormsEssential oil, tincture, bulk herb, powder.
AffectsUrinary system
CautionsDo not use longer than six weeks. Do not use if you have a disease involving the parenchyma of the kidney. Use sparingly as many worldwide populations have been decimated.
Botanical InfoA small tree of 20 to 30 feet from the Sandalwood family with opposite, smooth leaves, with sprays of small flowers.
DescriptionSandalwood, which is commonly used in cosmetics and perfumes, has warming and antiseptic qualities. It was widely used in the beginning of the century in commercial cystitis and urinary infection formulas manufactured by Parke, Davis and Co. and others.

Sandalwood has a taste of PUNGENT, AROMATIC and a temperature of WARM.


Tincture2-3 droppersful

Ailments Treated by Sandalwood

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Bladder infectionurinary antiseptictincture


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