Sandal Wood

Sandal WoodSanskrit name: SvetaChandana, Srikanda, Chandanam
Botanical name: Santalum album
Habitat: It is native to India.





  • Rasa (taste): Sweet, Bitter
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, aggravates vata

General information

Sandalwood has been a fragrant herb, often used in perfumes and as a Rasayna. The paste from this wood is applied externally to over the forehead, it helps to relieve the headache and control body temperature during fever. Sandalwood is anti-inflammatory in nature and is found beneficial in the treatment of skin inflammations and allergies. Essential oil extracted from this herb is used as a Rasayna in Ayurveda. This essential oil is also used to make perfumes and for aromatherapy. It is a natural stimulant and helps to regulate the bowel movements and digestive system. It is an expectorant and diuretic in nature.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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