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Used parts:

Root / Rod / Crust.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (4 - 6%) rich in alcohol terpénicos (90 - 97%) alpha - and beta - santalol, fusanol; acids and Santal teresantálico.

Drug Action.

Antiseptic with special tropism in urinary tract and lung, central nervous system stimulant. Diuretic, venotónico, astringent. Are attributed aphrodisiac properties.


States that require an increase in urine output: urinary disorders (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.

Pharyngitis, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma. Gastroenteritis, enterocolitis. Varicose veins, haemorrhoids. In topical use: wounds, pharyngitis, parodontopatías.


Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, hepatopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.

Do not administer, or topically applied to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Caution / Poisoning.

In high doses can cause heartburn, intense thirst, nausea and allergic reactions (bronchospasm)

Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or kidney failure moderate or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of a decompensation or tension, whether the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.


Dysentery: Rub a piece of wood from the album of Sandalwood in a cup with water. Take twice a day for 2 to 3 days with a little honey (B - 3)

Migraine: Rub a small piece of wood from the album of sandalwood in the sandal - in a rubber cushion. Apply the paste on the forehead twice a day for 2 to 3 days which keeps mind cool.

Leucorreas: Tap album from the bark of sandalwood and extract the juice of 10 thousand. each time twice a day for a week along with a little honey.

Menstrual disorder: Boil all of the following at 5 mil of water: the roots of the album sandalwood (250 g) tuber of Nymphaea.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction to 5%. Three to six cups a day.

Essential oil (see precautions) 2 to 5 drops, 1 to 3 times a day, on a sugar cube. Capsules: 25 to 50 mg / caps, 4 to 6 per day. Suppositories: 0. 1 to 0. 4 grams of essential oil by suppository, 2 to 3 a day (recommended impregnated with Vaseline FILANTE anus, to avoid itching)


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Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Vanaclocha, B. Applied Fitoterapia. Valencia: M. I. Official College of Pharmacists, 1995, p. 457.

Trease, GE, Evans, WCh. Pharmacognosy. Mexico City: Inter - MacGraw - Hill, 1991, p. 511.

Local names: Chandana (Oriya)

Description of the plant: Tree in the average size of the flower color red. Flowers in February / fruits in June / July. It grows in mountainous areas occurs very rarely in Plains.

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