(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.
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Mental and spiritual properties of Red Sandalwood
Rakta Chandana, apart from its incredible medicinal and beautifying properties, so much used in Rasayana treatments, also has an emotional and spiritual side, related to ancient Hindu beliefs.
His Ayurvedic name “chandana”, means “to be happy or happy”; In Ayurveda, red sandalwood is considered to be an excellent remedy for the mind, to tone the brain (Medhya remedy).
Energetically speaking, the power of red sandalwood is that of Love, and its magical use is made by burning it (incense). It is also used to clean certain places of negative energies (home, cultivation area, altar).
Red sandalwood (Pterocarpus Soyauxii) is a tree native to tropical Africa. The wood of this plant has a color that varies from bright red to orange, and is stronger and more compact than that of white sandalwood. For this reason, it is generally intended for use in carpentry and joinery work, as well as for the production of string instruments.