SANDALWOOD, Santalum album (Plant Family: Santalaceae)
Type of plant: Small tree growing to 30 feet in height with bark that can be red, brown, or black, with long leaves, small red flowers, and small black fruits.
Part used: Chipped heartwood and root
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Therapeutic properties: Antidepressant, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astrin-
gent, calmative, cicatrizing, diuretic, emollient, nervine, pectoral, restorative, sedative, tonic
Therapeutic uses: Coughs, sore throat, heavy legs, swelling, urinary infection, cystitis, vaginal infection, scarring, insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, nervous exhaustion, depression
Blends well with: Benzoin, cananga, cardamom, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander seed, frankincense, geranium, ginger lily root, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, linden blossom, mandarin, neroli, orange (sweet), palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose absolute, rose otto, rosewood, spikenard, tuberose, valerian, ylang ylang
Precautionary advice: No contraindications known.