Have you ever seen a sandalwood tree? If you haven’t seen it, you must have heard that at some point there is a tree called sandalwood, which is very fragrant. Many people use sandalwood to decorate their houses.
In fact, that’s all people know about sandalwood. Most people do not know that sandalwood is a very beneficial herb, and sandalwood has been used in medicine for many years.
What is sandalwood?
Sandalwood is an herb. As it is fragrant and cool, it gives pleasure to people, so it is called sandalwood. Sandalwood trees are green in color and 6 to 9 meters tall. Its branches are curved. The bark of the sandalwood tree is red (blood sandalwood), brown or brownish-black.
Sandalwood leaves are elliptical, soft and the front part of the leaf is sharp. Sandalwood flowers are brownish-purple, or purple in color, which is odorless. The fruits are round, fleshy, purple when ripe. Its seeds are hard, elliptical or round.
Sandalwood trees usually grow after 20 years. The inner part of the tree is light yellow in color and fragrant. The bark of the old tree (sandalwood tree) is cracked. Sandalwood is fragrant after the age of 40-60 years. Sandalwood flowers from June to September and bears fruit from November to February.
According to Ayurveda, sandalwood is not just a type. Different types of sandalwood trees are found in the country and abroad, which are as follows:
Features of the best sandalwood: Sandalwood that is of very good quality is white in appearance, but turns red when cut. When it is rubbed, a yellow substance comes out of it. Its smell is somewhat pungent.
Wet sandalwood: This sandal wood is very cold. It can be used to cure burns, fever, vomiting, phlegm etc.
Peach Sandalwood: This sandalwood wood is sharp and cool with fragrance. It is useful for leprosy, phlegm, fever and heartburn. It is used in herpes, arthritis, poisoning, blood bile etc.
The benefits of sandalwood
Sandalwood for problems with sneezing: Women or men sometimes have sneezing problems. In this case, crush sandalwood and coriander leaves. The smell stops sneezing. If you have sneezing problems, eat lentils, palandu or grunjanak and white sandalwood. Drain with cow’s milk. Give 1-2 drops in the nose.
Sandalwood to reduce inflammation: Crush sandalwood in water, crush the bark of the stem and apply it on the body. It cures inflammation.
Sandalwood to cure itching: You can use sandalwood to cure scabies. Grind sandalwood with water and apply it on the skin. It cures itching. Mix lemon juice and camphor in sandalwood oil . Applying it cures itching.
Acne Treatment Sandalwood: Acne is a common problem. Acne mainly affects men and women . For this you grind sandalwood. Put it in your mouth. It cures acne , facial scars etc.
Sandalwood for eye diseases: Sandalwood can be used for eye diseases. For eye diseases, cook 10 g white sandalwood paste in 100 ml milk . Let it cool down. Applying it on the eyes is beneficial in eye diseases .
Sandalwood for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases: The use of sandalwood is beneficial in sexually transmitted diseases. Mix equal amounts of manjistha and sandalwood powder. Regular consumption of 2-4 grams of this powder is beneficial in sexually transmitted diseases.
Sandalwood for sperm disorder: Make a decoction of Arjuna bark and sandalwood in equal proportions to cure sperm-borne diseases. It can be taken in 20-40 ml in sperm related diseases.
Sandalwood for skin diseases: The use of sandalwood is beneficial in various skin diseases. Rubbing sandalwood in water cures various skin diseases. If there is a rash on the skin, mix 2-4 grams of sandal powder in the juice of Guruchi. There are benefits to using it.
Sandalwood for excessive thirst problems: Some people are always thirsty. In fact, it is a problem. In this case mix 2-4 grams of sandal powder in 20-40 ml coconut water. Drinking it quenches thirst.
Sandalwood for the smell of sweat: Many people complain of the bad smell from sweat. If you also want to get rid of this problem, then grind sandalwood powder with rose water. It is beneficial.
Sandalwood to get rid of headaches: There can be many causes of headaches. Anyone who is suffering from headaches and wants to get rid of headaches in the Ayurvedic system should rub sandalwood on their head. It relieves headaches.
Sandalwood for stomach ailments: Sandalwood is useful for stomach ailments due to cakes . It is relieved by consuming sandalwood ghee (5-10 grams). If there is pain in the navel, put 2-4 grams sandal powder in 20-40 ml coconut water on the navel. It gives relief.
Treatment of Leukorrhea: Leukorrhea is a disease of women. This disease increases the chances of infection in the body of women. In this case, make a decoction of white or red sandalwood. It is beneficial in leukorrhea when taken in the amount of 20-30 ml.
Cook with 2-4 grams of sandal powder in milk and ghee . Let it cool and add honey and sugar. Drinking it gives immediate benefits to leukorrhea.
Treatment of urinary tract diseases: Wash 10-20 ml rice and mix 2-4 grams fine sandalwood powder and sugar in water. Drink it and boil the milk and eat it cold. For this reason, it is useful in urinary tract diseases , such as frequent urination. In case of burning sensation in urine , mix 2-4 grams sandal powder in 50-100 ml cow ‘s milk and eat it. It is comforting to drink.
Sandalwood for rectal diseases: Sandalwood is also useful for rectal diseases. If you have a burning sensation or a strong odor coming out of the stool, drink 2-4 grams of sandal powder mixed with honey and sugar. Wash and drink with rice water. It is useful in rectal diseases.
Cholera treatment Sandalwood: If you have frequent diarrhea or blood in the stool , drink honey and sugar mixed with crushed white sandalwood. Wash it and drink it with rice water. It is useful in diarrhea.
Blood bile: In case of bleeding from different parts of the body like nose, rectum or vagina, eat sandalwood, liqueur and Lodhara powder (2-4 gm) mixed with an equal amount of honey.
Drink with washed rice water for three days. It is beneficial in blood circulation. Applying sandalwood powder on the nose stops bleeding from the nose.
Sandalwood in the fight with fever: You can also use sandalwood to cure fever. Crush sandalwood sticks in water. The fever is cured by crushing the skin of its stem and applying it on the body.
Problems with acidity Sandalwood: Acidity problem occurs when you eat something or eat outside food . People suffering from acidity , after eating, if they have pain in the head and heart or if they have eye problems, apply sandalwood, turmeric and sandalwood paste on the heart. Sandalwood is beneficial in this.
Sandalwood for body aches and pains . It cures burns.
Sandalwood to stop vomiting: You can use sandalwood to stop vomiting. Crush 500 mg white sandalwood. Dissolve it in 10 ml of amla juice. Mixing honey with it is beneficial in vomiting.
Mix 5-10 grams of fine sandalwood powder with four times the juice of Amalki . Vomiting is stopped by mixing honey with it. Also, mix 1-2 grams of sandalwood paste in 10-30 ml mango juice. Playing it stops vomiting.
Sandalwood in Chickenpox: In the early stages of smallpox, drink white sandalwood paste dissolved in il mochika juice. Guti is useful in spring.
Sandalwood for arthritis pain: Use of sandalwood is beneficial for arthritis problems. Rheumatoid arthritis patients should take 20-40 ml of sandalwood powder mixed with sugar and honey. It relieves gout.
Use of sandalwood in leprosy: Leprosy is considered an untouchable disease. Many suffer from leprosy. Eat an equal amount of white sandalwood and camphor to cure leprosy. Mix these together and grind. Apply it. It is beneficial in leprosy.
How to use sandalwood
Here’s how to use sandalwood:
- Sandalwood (sandalwood) cut in moist condition cures bile diseases.
- Sandalwood cut in dry condition cures arthritis.
- Sandalwood cut in the middle cures phlegm.
- Use of sandalwood oil is beneficial in coughing, heartburn, skin, jaundice, shortness of breath, fever, weakness etc.
You can use this amount of sandalwood:
- Sandal powder – 3-6 grams
- Sandalwood oil – 5-20 drops
- Decoction – 2-4 ml
- Sandalwood oil – 0.3-1 ml
To get the full benefits of sandalwood, consult a doctor before use.
Side effects of sandalwood
Using the right amount of sandalwood does not cause any health side effects, but in some cases the use of sandalwood can cause the following side effects:
If someone has a problem like allergies, then sandalwood may have a reaction on their skin.
Overdose can lead to stomach problems, skin diseases, depression, vomiting or uremia.