aroma

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Author:
Gosia
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248546
Filename:
aroma
Updated:
2013-11-22 17:26:24
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sandalwood
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Description:
sandalwood
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  1. The one thing to remember!!!
    • Sandalwood is widely used in perfumes and is relaxing and soothing oil, especially good for calming irritations, whether of the nerves,  skin or chest.
    • Santalum spicatum is sometimes used in   place of santalum album. It has simillar properties but is especially useful for its
    • anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects.
  2. When not to use
    Has no known contraindications
  3. Conditions/systems able to benefit : 4
    Nervous – soothes tension, relieves stress,  insomnia and anxiety
  4. Conditions/systems able to benefit : 3
    Urinary – infections, cytitis, cleansing effect on kidneys
  5. Conditions/systems able to benefit : 2
    Skin- soothes dry, irritated, chapped skins; eczema; sensitive skins, calms redness of broken capillaries and reduces high colouring
  6. Conditions/systems able to benefit 1
    Respiratory –throat and chest infections, bronchitis; sedates dry, tickly coughs
  7. Therpeutic actions:
    • Antidepressant    antispasmodic
    • antiseptic            bactericidal
    • cicatrisant           expectorant
    • relaxing               sadative
    • tonic
  8. Chemical make up:
    alcohol - antiseptic, antiviral, uplifting
  9. Extraction by:
    Water or stem distillation
  10. Part used to make oil:
    Timber, inner heartwood and roots
  11. Where from:
    East India, Sri Lanka and Australia
  12. Family:
    Santalaceae
  13. Botanical name:
    Santalum Album

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