(Pterocarpus santalinus; Santalum rubrum; Red Sandalwood)
His Ayurvedic name is Rakta Chandana (rakta-blood, chandana-gladdening; “bloody exalter”).
In Ayurvedic Medicine red sandalwood has been used since time immemorial. Its application covers different forms of preparation, both internally and externally. In infusions, decoctions, oil or powder.
Red Sandalwood: Featured Properties
Anti-inflammatory, tonic, anti-hemorrhagic, diaphoretic, astringent, aphrodisiac, antidepressant and healing.
Red sandalwood powder for external use
-It is excellent for cleaning the face, applied directly in the form of a face mask, or in the form of soap.
-Its healing and astringent properties help to close wounds and heal scars.
-Its anti-inflammatory and diaphoretic power helps to eliminate toxins through the skin, making a deep cleaning.
For this reason, sandalwood and the products that contain it, are highly suitable for skin with blackheads or acne.
Another very common use of sandalwood in India is its rejuvenating power, it is applied in different formats (soaps, creams, masks) to prevent and combat wrinkles.