Monday, July 21, 2008

Sandalwood - traditional medicine

The heartwood of the sandalwood tree, volatile oil from the wood and roots and the seeds are used as medicines.
Ayurvedic medicine
In Ayurvedic medicine the wood can be ground up with water to form a paste. The paste has a cooling effect on the body and can be applied to the foreheads of people with fevers. The paste is also sometimes mixed with coconut water and taken as a drink to decrease thirst. An infusion of sandalwood powder made with water or rose water is used to treat headaches, scorpion stings, dry skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, prickly heat and other inflammatory skin conditions. It has also been used to treat warts and forms of skin cancer. Clinical trials are being carried out to investigate this.
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This sandalwood is collected from Mysore was used as a medicine.

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