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Family: N.O. Santalaceae
Plant Portion: Wood
Extraction Method: Most common is steam distilled
Origin: Found in India and southeast Asia.
Description: The sandalwood tree is a small tree that grows to 20 to 30 feet in height. Glaborous, leaves are opposite one another without stipules. The flowers are plentiful. though small. The fruit is concealed and about the shape and size of a pea. The wood which is harvested is a hard wood with an aromatic fragrance.
Color: The wood is a light yellow color.
Historical Uses: Has been commonly used as a treatment for chronic bronchitis, gonorreah and gleet. Also used in the treatment of chronic cystitis, in conjunction with benzoic and boric acids. Has been extensively in the manufacture of perfumes. Because the wood is a hard colorful material is is used making fancy carvings.
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History: Has come under a lot of scrutiny lately because of the destruction of the native forests where the sandalwood tree resides. These environments are under serious stress and may not survive the ongoing human ensroachment. Many manufactures are in the process of developing artificil sandalwood to remove this pressure.
Mixes with: aloe,bergamot, chamomile, citronella, clarysage, eucalyptus,geranium, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, palmarosa, patchouli, thyme, rosemary, rosewood, vanilla,ylang ylang