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Red sandal wood

Scientific name of Red Sandal wood: Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.f

Name of Red Sandal wood in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Raktacandana

Hindi: Lal Chandan

Malayalam: Rakthachandanam രക്തചന്ദനം

Plant description:

It is a small tree, deciduous, commonly in tropical regions, grow up to 8 m tall and trunk up to 150 cm diameter, fast-growing, leaves are alternately arranged, up to 9 cm long, tri-foliate, flowers are found in racemes and fruit is a pod, up to 9 cm long and containing one or two seeds inside.

Useful plant parts:

Heartwood, Seed

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 oval  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Medicinal uses:

Red sandalwood has antiseptic properties so it is useful to treat acne and sores, it is also used as  the herbal cosmetic to avoid scars from faces.

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-


Raktansoo Tablets

Baladhatryadi Thailam 

Pushyanuga Choornam

Eladi Ghrita

Manjishtadi Thailam

Prameha Mihira Taila 

Vyaghri Taila

Dayal Tailam

Kumkumadi Tailam

Mahanarayan thaialam

Phal Kalyan Ghrita

Brihat Phala Ghrita

Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam


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