Latin Name

Santalum album

English Name

Sandal Wood

Sanskrit Name

(चंदन (श्वेत))

Part Used

Wood, Oil
(सार, तैल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

Its external application relieves burning sensation, foul smell, improves skin complexion. It is an effective blood cleanser hence used in various skin disorders, it act as cough expectorant and reduces foul smell of mucus therefore used in chronic cough producing thick foul smelling blood stained mucus. Due to mild diuretic action and cooling properties it is used to relieve burning micturition, excessive thirst. It has calming effect on brain so used in anxiety disorders.

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