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Sandalwood Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Sandalwood
English Name
Sandalwood
Botanical Name
Santalum Album
Hindi Name
Chandan, Sandal
Chinese Name
Tan Xiang
Homeopathic Name
Santalum Album   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Sandalwood

Nutrients in Sandalwood

Taste of
Sandalwood

Nature of
Sandalwood

Cold

Parts Used

Heartwood, Oil, Roots, Leaves

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Sandalwood

Excess use may cause Irritation.
Avoid its use during Pregnancy due to its Abortifacient property.
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Description

Sandalwood is a medium sized tree.
It is an evergreen tree.
It grows in a cold climate.
It grows up to 15 M.
Best used for Indigestion.

In TCM :
Sandalwood : Tan Xiang
Meridians associated : Lung, Spleen and Stomach.
 

Origin

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Materia Medica for Sandalwood

Sandalwood General

In India Sandalwood is known as Chandan. It is associated to the Santalaceae family and is native to India.
It gives relief from Gastric Irritability. It alleviates excessive Gas and cures Dysentery. Sandalwood aids in digestion too. It lessens the symptoms of Heartburn, Indigestion, Nausea and Upset Stomach. The Antimicrobial action prevents the internal infection in Alimentary canal. It also reduces Abdominal Pain.
Being Antiseptic in nature, Sandalwood is beneficial in curing Urinary Disorders. It is helpful in reducing the risk Sexually Transmitted Infections. It is a herbal treatment for Cystitis, Gonorrhea and Dysuria. The Diuretic nature induces urination and inhibits the pain and Burning Sensation during Urination.
It lowers down the temperature and cures high Fever.
It possesses strong aroma which provides relief from Anxiety and Stress. It keeps the mind calm and improves concentration. It is a good cure for Insomnia. Sandalwood triggers the production of serotonin in the brain and combats emotional negativity. Thus, it increases the state of happiness and satisfaction.
Sandalwood maintains the Cardiovascular health by regulating the blood circulation throughout the body. This reduces the heart pain and prevents Heart Diseases.
It is expectorant in nature and mitigates Respiratory Tract Infections. It helps in healing chronic respiratory ailments like Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Cold, Flu and Cough.
Sandalwood oil acts as an Aphrodisiac and increases libido in both men and women.
The Antispasmodic nature relaxes the nerves, muscles and blood vessels. It prevents the contraction of muscles and spasms.
It aids in reducing the effects of prickly heat. It cools the body and stops Excessive Sweating.
Sandalwood is good herbal remedy for Gum Problems due to Astringent property. It strengthens the gums so that it tightens the hold of teeth and prevents teeth loss.
It is an excellent herb for skin. It is a cure for each and every Skin Ailment. Sandalwood face pack cleanses the skin and removes dirt from the pores. Due to Antiseptic property it clears Blemishes, Acne and Blackheads. It tones the skin and prevents the sagging of skin. It tightens the skin tissues and provides a even skin texture. It maintains the soft and supple skin. Being Antiallergic it reduces Itching and Inflammation.

Caution: Consult a doctor before consuming it.
Keywords: Gas, Dysentery, Heartburn, Indigestion, Nausea, Upset Stomach, Urinary Disorders, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Cystitis, Gonorrhea, Dysuria, Burning Sensation, Fever, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Heart Diseases, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Cold, Flu, Cough, Gum Problems, Blemishes, Acne, Blackheads, Itching, Inflammation
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Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Headache

Make thick paste of Sandalwood powder with water. Apply it on your forehead.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Eczema

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) has Antibacterial property which helps to cure Eczema.
Take 2 teaspoons Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder. Make a paste by adding some water. Apply on the affected part twice a day. Let it dry. Wash with normal water. It gives a soothing and cooling effect.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Allergy

Mix Sandalwood and Tinospora Cordifolia powder in a ratio of 1:1 with water to make a paste. Apply on the affected areas.
It will provide relief from Skin Rashes.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Urticaria

Make Sandalwood paste with water. Apply a layer on the affected areas. Wash after it gets dry.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Indigestion

Drink 2 tsp decoction of Sandalwood once a day.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Piles

Grind Sandalwood to make powder. Add 2 gram of the powder in buttermilk or yogurt. Have it thrice a day.

Sandalwood ( Chandan) for Dark Underarms

Mix Sandalwood in Rosewater. Make a paste. Apply it on underarms. Wash it off after 15-20minutes. It clear the dark Patches.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Prickly Heat

Sandalwood ( Chandan in India ) moisturizes the Skin and provides relief from Itching. It has a cooling effect which is helpful in countering Prickly Heat.
Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of Sandalwood powder. Add 2 tablespoons of Rose water into it. Mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the infected Skin. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with water. Do this 2 times a day for two weeks.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Acne

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) contains Antibacterial effect which fights with bacteria and fungi. It prevents breakouts of Acne and gives soothing effect to the inflammation.
Make paste by mixing Sandalwood powder and water. Apply it over Acne affected areas. Let it dry. Wash with normal water.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Acne Scars

Apply paste of Sandalwood powder, Coconut Oil and Lime juice over affected areas. Leave it overnight.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Skin Diseases

Add 1 tsp Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder in 100 ml water. Boil until it gets half. Add Rose water and Sugar in it. Drink 8 ml of it twice a day.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Heart Pain

Add half tsp Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder in a cup of water. Drink thrice a day.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Urinary Tract Infection

Add half tsp Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder in a cup of warm water. Have it two times a day.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Haematuria

Take a cup of water. Add 5 g Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder in it. Leave it for a night. Drink in the morning.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Oily Skin

Sandalwood ( Chandan in India ) helps in removing dirt and impurity from the Skin. It clears the clogged pores and absorbs excessive Oil from the Skin.
Take 1/2 tablespoon of Sandalwood powder and few drops of Rose Water. Mix them well to form a paste. Apply the paste on the affected Skin. Let it dry. Wash. Do this 3 to 4 times a week to get rid of Oily Skin.

Sandalwood for Heat Exhaustion

Mix 1 tablespoon each of Sandalwood powder and Rose water. Apply it on your forehead and leave it for 30 minutes. Repeat the process daily.

Sandalwood for Latex Allergy

Take 1 teaspoon of Sandalwood powder. Add half teaspoon of Lemon juice and water in it to make a paste. Apply it on the allergic areas.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Menstrual Disorders

Prepare a decoction of Sandalwood leaves or roots in one cup of water. Strain and consume it with Milk.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Spermatorrhea

Take one cup of hot Milk. Add one teaspoon each of Sandalwood and Arjuna bark powder. Mix them well. Add half teaspoon of Honey in it. Drink it, two times a day.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Hiccups

Prepare a paste of Sandalwood powder with Cow Milk. Put the mixture in a cheesecloth and squeeze the liquid. Use it as a nose drop.
Put one drop of this liquid in the nostrils.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Conjunctivitis

Prepare a decoction of Sandalwood powder in one cup of water. Let it cool and then strain the water. Use it as an eye wash.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Nausea

Take one teaspoon each of Sandalwood and Indian Gooseberry powder. Consume it with one cup of lukewarm water.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Vomiting

Take one teaspoon each of Sandalwood and Indian Gooseberry powder. Consume it with one cup of lukewarm water.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Nose Bleed

Take Sandalwood powder and sniff a little amount of this powder.
It help to reduce Nose Bleed.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Dull Skin

Mix one teaspoon each of Sandalwood and Almond powder with Milk to make a paste. Apply on the face and neck area, two times in a week.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Wrinkles

Mix Sandalwood powder, Glycerin and Rose water to make a paste. Apply on the face daily and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash your face with normal water.

Sandalwood for Heat Stroke

Apply the Sandalwood paste on forehead and chest. The coolant property of Sandalwood gives relief from Heat Stroke.

Sandalwood ( Chandan ) for Excessive Sweating

Mix Sandalwood powder with rose water to make a paste. Apply over the area to control Excessive Sweating.
 
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Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 1

Grind 3 to 4 dried Fruits of Acacia Concinna ( Shikakai in India ) without seeds. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Fenugreek ( Methi in India ) Seeds, 1 teaspoon of Wild Turmeric ( Aamhaldi in India ) root powder, 1 teaspoon of Indian Sarsaparilla ( Anantmool in India ) root powder and 1 teaspoon of Sandalwood powder. Mix well. Add water to form a thick paste. Massage the Scalp with Coconut oil first ( Naariyal Ka Tel in India ) then apply this paste. Leave it for half an hour. Wash off and Shampoo. Do this once a week.

Herbal Treatment For Head Lice 1

Grind 10 dried Fruits of Acacia Concinna after discarding the seeds, 1/2 cup each of Fenugreek Seeds, Wild Turmeric roots, Roots of Indian Sarsaparilla and Sandalwood chips.Massage the head with Coconut oil and apply this powder. Rinse off after 30 Minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Abdominal Disease 1

Add a piece of Camphor and two pinches of Sandalwood powder in One tablespoon of warm Mustard Oil. Massage the lower abdomen.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 1

Take 2 tablespoons of Lemon ( Nimboo ) juice and one tablespoon of Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder. Add one teaspoon each of Grapeseed Oil and Juniper Essential Oil. Mix the preparation well. Apply it over the Acne and let it dry. Wash with normal water.
Each ingredient possesses its own properties which are mentioned below :
Lemon ( Nimboo ) is packed with various Acne fighting nutrients which work as Antibacterial, Astringent and many more.
Sandalwood ( Chandan ) has Antibacterial property.
Grapeseed Oil and Juniper Essential Oil both are rich in skin friendly agents.

Herbal Treatment For Fever 8

Powder the Lotus leaves. Add equal quantity of Sandalwood powder. Mix it well. Apply paste all over the body.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 5

Take equal quantity of Vetiver and Sandalwood scraps. Grind them together. Mix one teaspoon powder in Rose water and apply once a day.
OR : Crush some Vetiver and Sandalwood scraps. Dip in a Mud pot containing water for 2 hours. Drink frequently.

Herbal Treatment For Prickly Heat 1

Take equal quantity of Vetiver, Sandalwood scraps and Coriander seeds. Grind them together. Mix Rose Water and apply on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 7

Take equal quantity of Sandalwood, Vetiver and Turmeric. Powder them together. Mix with little water and apply on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 6

Mix powder of Sandalwood, Vetiver and Turmeric in equal quantity. Add little water and apply on the affected part.

Herbal Treatment For Spermatorrhea 2

Grind Arjuna bark. Mix 2 pinches of Arjuna bark powder and one pinch Sandalwood powder in one cup lukewarm water. Drink once a day for 15 days.

Herbal Treatment For Fever 14

Take equal quantity of Turkey Berry root, Sandalwood and Achyranthes Aspera. Make a paste of them. Prepare pepper size pills. Have 2 pills a day.

Herbal Treatment For Malaria 1

Grind Turkey Berry root, Sandalwood and Achyranthes Aspera in equal quantity. Take 2 pinches thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Spermatorrhea 4

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Woodfordia Fruticosa : Dhawai : Flowers : Dried : Powdered
Symplocos Racemosa : Lodhra : Dried : Powdered
Sandalwood : Chandan : Dried : Powdered
Mix all ingredients. Have one teaspoon with Honey thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Excessive Sweating 2

Take the following herbs :
Agarwood : Agar : Powdered : 25 gram
Sandalwood : Chandan : Powdered : 25 gram
Indian Rose Chestnut : Naagkesar : Powdered : 25 gram
Plum : Aloo Bukhara : Juice : 300 Ml
Boil the Plum ( Aloo Bukhara ) juice. Add all powdered ingredients in boiling juice. Heat till the mixture becomes thick. Apply lukewarm mixture over the affected part once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Dysuria 4

Take the following herbs :
Coriander : Dried : 5 tablespoons
Sandalwood : Powder : 5 tablespoons
Indian Gooseberry : 8 pieces
Put all ingredients in one glass water and keep over night. In morning, crush the ingredients. Strain. Add Sugar. Drink.

Herbal Treatment For Sallow Skin 1

Take one teaspoon powder of Sandalwood ( Chandan ) and half teaspoon Turmeric ( Haldi ). Mix. Add milk to make a paste. Apply it on skin for 15 minutes and then wash with fresh water. Regular use gives you a desired result.
Caution : Cover your skin before going in the sun.

Herbal Treatment For Sallow Skin 2

Mix 2 tsp each of Sandalwood powder, Fuller's Earth, Barley flour, Wheat flour and Chickpea flour. Add water to make paste. Apply it on your Skin. Wash with water when it gets dry.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 15

Take a few leaves of each Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) and Basil. Crush them to make a paste. Add half teaspoon Sandalwood powder in it and mix well. Apply it on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Sallow Skin 3

Take the following herbs :
Sandalwood : Chandan : Powder : 1 teaspoon
Chickpea : Chana : Flour : 1 teaspoon
Barley : Jau : Flour : half teaspoon
Wheat : Gehun : Flour : half teaspoon
Mix all. Add Rose water to make paste. Apply on the face and arms. Keep it until it dries and wash with cool water.
Note : You may add Fuller's Earth (Multani Mitti).

Herbal Treatment For Acne 18

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Sandalwood : Chandan : Powder
Azadirachta Indica : Neem : Leaves : Dried : Powdered
Basil : Tulsi : Leaves : Dried : Powdered
Collect all ingredients in a bowl. Add water to make a paste. Apply on affected parts for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 22

Take the following herbs :
Berberis Aristata : Dar Hald : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Snow Lotus : Kuth : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Turmeric : Haldi : Powdered : half teaspoon
Psoralea : Bkuchi : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Sandalwood : Chandan : 1 teaspoon
Mix all ingredients. Add Rose Water to make paste. Apply it on affected parts for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 26

Antibiotic power of Turmeric ( Haldi in India ) and soothing effects of Sandalwood ( Chandan in India ) powder make the paste, a good cure for Acne prone skin. Take equal amount of Turmeric ( Haldi in India ) and Sandalwood ( Chandan in India ) powder. Add water to make a paste. Apply it over the affected skin. Let it dry. Wash with normal water.

Herbal Treatment For Angioma Combi 1

Take the following herbs :
Sandalwood : Chandan : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Basil : Tulsi : Leaves : Crushed : 1/2 tablespoon
Strawberry : Leaves : Crushed : 1/2 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Make a paste by adding water to it. Apply it on affected parts for half an hour twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Oily Skin 2

Mix equal quantity Sandalwood powder with Fuller's Earth. Add Rose water to make paste. Apply it on your face for half hour. Wash with plain water.

Herbal Treatment For Blemishes 4

Prepare a mixture of Sandalwood powder, Lemon juice, Yogurt and Rose water. Apply it over Blemishes.

Herbal Treatment For Blackheads 10

Take Half teaspoon powder of Turmeric ( Haldi ) and Sandalwood ( Chandan ) each. Mix and add water to make paste. Rub it over affected area in a circular motion for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Pat dry with towel and apply milk cream.

Herbal Treatment For Blemishes 10

Prepare a fine paste by adding One teaspoon each of Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder and Tomato ( Tamatar ) juice in 2 teaspoons Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ). Apply on your skin and let it dry. Wash off. Use this remedy 2-3 times a week.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 7

Make a soft paste of Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder with Indian Sorrel ( Sarvajjaya ) leaf juice. Massage your face with this twice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema 12

Take One tablespoon each of Camphor ( Kapur ) and Sandalwood ( Chandan ). Add some Rose water to make a paste and apply on the affected parts. keep it there for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Use this simple remedy daily for a month.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema 13

Combination of Mint ( Pudina ) and Sandalwood ( Chandan ) become a good herbal cure for Eczema. Mint ( Pudina ) has Anti-fungal and Antibacterial properties. Sandalwood ( Chandan ) has Antibacterial and cooling effects.
Squeeze and crush Mint ( Pudina ) leaves to get juice. Add Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder. Mix it well to make a paste. Apply it over the affected area and let it dry. Wash with normal water. Repeat as long as the problem persists.

Herbal Treatment For Acne 13

Take equal quantity of Fuller's Earth ( Multani Mitti ) and Sandalwood ( Chandan ) powder. Add 3 to 4 crushed fruits of Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ). Preapre mixture by adding Yogurt ( Dahi ). Blend well. Apply it over affected parts and let it dry. Wash with normal water. Do it daily.

Herbal Treatment For Allergy 12

Mix equal quantities of red Sandalwood ( Chandan ) and Turmeric ( Haldi ) powder in 50 ml of water. Prepare a fine paste. Now, apply this paste gently on your hands. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes rinse off with lukewarm water. This paste provides a soothing relief from swelling, redness and tenderness.

Herbal Treatment For Leucoderma 7

Take 2 tablespoon of Sandalwood. Add 1 tablespoon of Almond oil and half teaspoon of Turmeric powder to it. Apply it on the affected areas. Leave it for half an hour. Repeat the process two times in a day.

Herbal Treatment For Wrinkles 16

Take one teaspoon each of Sandalwood powder, Raw Milk, Saffron. Mix them well. Apply over the wrinkles and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with fresh water.

Herbal Treatment For Seafood Allergy 2

Mix Rose Water and Sandalwood powder in equal proportion to make a paste. Apply this paste over the inflamed skin.

Herbal Treatment For Keloids 2

Take 1 tablespoon of Sandal wood powder and add half tablespoon of Black gram powder. Make a paste by adding Rose water. Apply this on the affected areas. Leave it over night and next morning rise it of with warm water.
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Queries on Sandalwood
Maree ( Australia/NSW )
12 Jul 2017
Is sandal wood powder safe to consume? to place in water or milk to drink or in cooking??
Is their one that's safe and one that's not for consuming but beauty and medical issues only???

How do you know what's safe to eat or drink? what are the side affects, risk factors? is their any caution of it being toxic to drink???

many thanks
Kind regards
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Meenal
24 Oct 2017
Maree. You should not eat or drink it. Why do you want to eat it.
What is the problem that you are suffering from?
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Tishan ( Sri Lanka )
31 Aug 2018
Is sadalwood is suitable for mens beard

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