Sandalwood is an evergreen tree, growing up to 4-9 m tall. The trees have a long life, and may live up to one hundred years of age. The tree is variable in habit, usually upright to sprawling, and may intertwine with other species. The plant parasitises the roots of other tree species, but without major detriment to its hosts. The reddish or brown bark can be almost black and is smooth in young trees, becoming cracked with a red reveal. The heartwood is pale green to white as the common name indicates. The oval leaves are thin, oppositely arranged. Smooth surface is shiny and bright green, with a glaucous pale underside. Fruit is produced after three years, viable seeds after five. These seeds are distributed by birds.
Good for Eczema, Priritus, Scabies, Black spots, pimples and keeps the skin soft, odour free and fresh feel by reducing body heat.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Santalum Album||Sandalwood||चंदन / Chandan||ചംദനമ് / Chandanam|