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Indian sandalwood

Chandanam-Sandal wood

Scientific name of Indian sandalwood: Santalum album

Name of Indian sandalwood in different languages:

Sanskrit: Sreekhandam, Swethachandanam

Hindi: Chandan

Malayalam: Chandana ചന്ദനം

Useful plant parts: heartwood, oil

Plant description of Indian sandalwood

India sandalwood (Santalum album) is an evergreen tree, erect, grows at the height up to 9 meters. It grows with other trees roots as a parasites. Leaves are bright green, thin, oppositely arranged and ovate to lanceolate. Flowers are borne in clusters at branch end, maroon in color, and five petals. Fruits or berries are red when ripe, is produced after three years, the heartwood is the useful part, pale green to white in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Medicinal uses:

Skin diseases, cough, jaundice

How to prepare medicines:

Indian sandalwood is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Ahsokarishtam  Dhatryadi Ghrita  Neelolpaladi thailam
Amrutadi Tailam Drakshadi Kashayam Panchavalkadi Tailam 
Angamarda Prashamana Kashaya Gopichandanadi Gulika Pathrina Tablets
Anu thailam Guduchyadi Tailam  Patoladi Ghrita
Arimedadi Thailam  Jadamayadi choornam Phal Kalyan Ghrita
Ashtaskhari Gulika Jatheemukuladi varthi Pippallyasavam
Ashwagandha Tailam Kachooradi Vattu Pippalyadi Ghrita
Bala Thailam  Kalyanaka Ghrita  Prameha Mihira Thailam
Balaguloochuadi Keram Karappan Thailam  Rasnadi Choornam
Balaguluchyadi Thailam Khadira Vattu Sahacharadi Kuzhambu
Balahatadi Tailam Lakshadi Kuzhambu Sarvamayantaka Ghritam
Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita  Lakshadi Oil Seethamsu Tailam 
Brihat marichadi Taila Lakshadi Velichenna Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Chandanadi kashayam Madhookasavam Srikhandasavam
Chandanadi Thailam Maha Laxadi Tailm  Tiktakam Kashayam
Chandanadi Thailam Mahatiktam kashayam Triphala Ghrita 
Chandanadi varthi Manasamithravatam Tungadrumadi Thailam 
Chandanasavam Mrita Sanjivani Gulika Vachadi Thailam 
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil  Nalopamaradi Keram Vasachandanadi Taila
Chargeryadi Gulika Nalpaamaradi Keram Vayu Gulika
Dasamoolarishtam  Nalpamaradi Thaialam Vilwapachottiyadi Thailam
Dayal Tailam Nasika Choornam Vinayaka vati
Dhanwantharam Thailam Neelikadi Tailam   
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