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- 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.
When not to use
Has no known contraindications
Conditions/systems able to benefit : 4
Nervous – soothes tension, relieves stress, insomnia and anxiety
Conditions/systems able to benefit : 3
Urinary – infections, cytitis, cleansing effect on kidneys
Conditions/systems able to benefit : 2
Skin- soothes dry, irritated, chapped skins; eczema; sensitive skins, calms redness of broken capillaries and reduces high colouring
Conditions/systems able to benefit 1
Respiratory –throat and chest infections, bronchitis; sedates dry, tickly coughs
- Antidepressant antispasmodic
- antiseptic bactericidal
- cicatrisant expectorant
- relaxing sadative
Chemical make up:
alcohol - antiseptic, antiviral, uplifting
Water or stem distillation
Part used to make oil:
Timber, inner heartwood and roots
East India, Sri Lanka and Australia