Latin Name

Pterocarpus santalinus

English Name

Red sandalwood

Sanskrit Name

(चंदन (रक्त))

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

relieves Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

External application has cooling effect, relieves burning sensation, improves skin complexion hence used in skin diseases, burns, wounds and inflammations. It is also used in treatment of emesis and diarrhoea. It relieves the feeling of excessive thirst. It is also effective in treatment of haemoptysis and haematemesis.

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