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What is sandalwood?
Sandalwood refers mainly to santalum album.
It is a small tree native to Asia, producing an aromatic wood prized in perfumery and herbal medicine.
It has been used in ayurveda for thousands of years, in particular during a panchakarma treatment.
It is the most interesting variety of sandalwood.
The Indian sandalwood is threatened with extinction in the wild, due to its over exploitation.
It now grows in plantations, mainly in :
However, it remains a difficult tree to cultivate, therefore expensive. For this reason, it is hardly used in carpentry anymore.
Its essence is mainly sold in the following forms:
- Essential oil.
- Ingredient of cosmetics.
Sandalwood is also used in certain religious practices, particularly Hindu.
This plant is particularly appreciated by the skin and the intestines.
Its properties combine well with those of lavender and basil.
Sandalwood oil is traditionally used for its action:
It can be added to therapeutic preparations for external use.
Like all essential oils, santalum album also has an energetic effect.
Breathing in its fragrance helps to harmonize the energy, especially for the 2nd chakra.
This helps to unfold the powerful life energy in the body.
If white sandalwood has a beneficial effect on health, it does not alone allow healing.
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What are the benefits of sandalwood?
This prized essence is most interesting as an ingredient in a medicinal skin remedy.
Beware, there are many products labeled “sandalwood” that are not “santalum album”.