Sandalwood - traditional medicine
|This sandalwood is collected from Mysore was used as a medicine.|
The infusion has also been used as a deodorant and as a mouthwash to treat bad breath. Oil from the heartwood is used as a skin lotion to treat itching and inflammatory conditions.
Sandalwood is mixed with honey, sugar and rice-water to treat digestive disorders.
The oil can be added to candles or burnt as incense in rooms with patients that have mental health problems or are very stressed as the perfume has a calming effect. These calming properties probably explain why it has been used to aid meditation and prayer. It is reported to calm the mind, and soothe tension and anxiety.
This information is provided for general interest only. It is not intended as guidance for medicinal use. Further information on using herbal medicines is available.